“Champion” 1949

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The story of a Boxer (Kirk Douglas) who becomes increasing boorish as his fame grows. Ruth Roman stars as Emma – a waitress who is seduced by Midge (the Boxer). This is a dark, gritty sports film. This is part of the film series: Ruth of the West End. May’s Film series celebrates famous actress Ruth Roman, who lived in the West End and learned to act at the Elizabeth Peabody House.