Spirit of Youth (1938)


A young African-American streetfighter rises to win the Golden Gloves and become a championship fighter in this boxing drama that stars fighter Joe Louis. The trouble comes when he proves unable to find a balance between the hedonism that comes with success and the discipline it takes to stay in shape.

Director: Harry L. Fraser.
Stars: Joe Louis, Clarence Muse, Edna Mae Harris, Mae Turner, Cleo Desmond, Mantan Moreland, Jewel Smith, Tom Southern, Jess Lee Brooks, Marguerite Whitten, Clarence Brooks, The Plantation Chior, The Creole Chorus, The Big Apple Dancers.


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