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1950s Sports Drama Movies

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Somebody Up There Likes Me(1956)

NR
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.

Pepe El Toro(1953)

2h | Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

The simple life and the values ​​of loyalty and solidarity of the poor people in the environment of professional boxing, is the plot of this film, where Pepe el Toro shows the effort and tragedies that are experienced in this profession.

Right Cross(1950)

1h 30min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A sportswriter forms a ring triangle with a fight manager's daughter and her Mexican-American boxer.

Hard, Fast and Beautiful(1951)

1h 18min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

When most people look at Florence Farley, they see a pretty teenager. But when Milly Farley looks at her daughter she sees something else: a tennis prodigy who could be Milly’s ticket to money and fame. Released in 1951, Hard, Fast and Beautiful foresaw our modern era of big-time women’s sports – and of driven parents who would stop at nothing to “help” their daughters grab the golden ring. Sally Forrest plays Florence, who finds athletic success but not happiness. Claire Trevor seethes with barely concealed malice and greed as Milly. And behind the camera is movie star Ida Lupino, guiding one of a series of low-budget, big-concept films that established her as a rarity in mid-century Hollywood: a successful and stylish female director.

L'air de Paris(1954)

1h 50min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

An aging boxer trains a young railroad worker to become a fighter.

Directed by Marcel Carné - With Jean Gabin, Arletty, Folco Lulli, Ave Ninchi, Maria Pia Casilio, Adrien-Marie Legendre, ...

The Rainbow Jacket(1954)

1h 39min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

Directed by Basil Dearden - With Kay Walsh

The Joe Louis Story(1953)

1h 28min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

The life and career of Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, who held the title for 12 years--longer than any other boxer in history--and who had to not only battle opponents inside the ring and racism outside it.

Directed by Robert Gordon - With Coley Wallace

Flesh and Fury(1952)

1h 23min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.

Fear Strikes Out(1957)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Sports biopic depicting the athletic, domestic, and emotional struggles of Jimmy Piersall (Anthony Perkins). He achieved stardom as a member of the Boston Red Sox but battled mental illness and intense pressure from his father.

The Harlem Globetrotters(1951)

1h 18min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

All-American basketball player, Billy signs up with the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional team. Billy struggles with important life decisions and their consequences.

The Great Game(1953)

1h 20min
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The wealthy chairman of First Division Football Club, Burnville United, makes an unethical approach to a star player of another club, and the ensuing scandal costs him his job.

Big Leaguer(1953)

1h 11min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22 year old hopefuls to pick the best for a minor league contract.

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The Square Jungle(1955)

1h 26min | Drama

Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing.

The Wrestler and the Clown(1957)

1h 35min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

It's a story about two of the most famous russian personages. They become friends, and then go along on the path of glory in parallel.

Kid Monk Baroni(1952)

1h 19min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Leonard Nimoy is "Kid" Monk Baroni, the leader of a street gang who becomes a professional boxer to escape his life in "Little Italy" New York.

Directed by Harold D. Schuster

El boxeador(1958)

1h 30min

Undefeated boxing champion for 15 years faces retirement. One final bout...

Under My Skin(1950)

1h 26min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1 vote)

Set in Paris, Under My Skin stars John Garfield as a washed-up jockey who has stolen money from a crooked gambler (Luther Adler).

Sunday Heroes(1952)

1h 38min
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Gino Bardi is a centre-forward in a football team which is about to be relegated to the second division. Just before a very important match a girl he has a relationship with proposes him to rig it. He refuses the offer but he actually begins playing like an amateur and the crowd begin to smell something fishy going on.

Engaged to Death(1957)

1h 33min | Drama

A tale of love, rivalry and passion set in the 50s, in the madcap world of motorcycle speed races, shot on the occasion of the main competitions of that time, such as Monza’s Moto GP and the last edition of the legendary Milano-Taranto race. With also very rare footage of the Moto Guzzi wind tunnel and factories. The film features, alongside popular actors Rik Battaglia and Sylva Koscina, many of the most important champions of those years: Geoffrey Duke, Libero Liberati, Bill Lomas, Enrico Lorenzetti, Reg Armstrong, Stanley Woods, Ken Cavanagh, Dickie Dale, Thomas Campbell, Pierre Monneret, Albino Milani, Walter Zeller, Bruno Francisci, all of them riding amazing Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Mondial and Norton bikes with the so charming and dangerous dustbin fairings that were going to be banned in 1958.

Directed by Romolo Marcellini

The Basketball Fix(1951)

1h 5min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track.

The Ring(1952)

1h 19min | Comedy, Drama
2.1/5 (with 2 votes)

A young Mexican/American learns about life both inside and out of the ring when he takes up boxing.

Directed by Kurt Neumann - With Lalo Rios

Pride of the Blue Grass(1954)

1h 11min | Drama

A girl owns a horse, and hires a boy as a trainer. The horse (Gypsy Prince) enters a race and is injured. The boy takes job at another stable and is semi-seduced by the stable siren. The girl finally rehabilitates the horse then enters it in a big race. Written by Les Adams.

Directed by William Beaudine - With Lloyd Bridges

Go Man Go(1954)

1h 22min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The story of Abe Saperstein and the creation of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Directed by James Wong Howe - With Dane Clark

Naya Daur(1957)

2h 53min | Drama

Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman Maganlal. When Maganlal announces that he would like to undertake a religious pilgrimage, his son, Kundan, takes over and wants to cut back on labor and mechanize the business - thus leading to loss in jobs.

Blue Grass of Kentucky(1950)

1h 12min

The story revolves around a colt born in Kentucky and named "Blue Grass". and the training of the colt to win the Kentuck Derby. and how all of that affected the lives, fortunes and, relationships and romances of the people associated with the colt's race-track career.

Directed by William Beaudine - With Bill Williams

County Fair(1950)

1h 16min | Drama

"Ma" Ryan, who runs a burger stand at the county fair, asks daughter Loretta to put a bet on a horse that Loretta's boyfriend Tommy is riding. Unfortunately, Loretta mistakenly places the bet on the wrong horse. When she discovers her error she tries to get the cashier to exchange the ticket for the horse she wanted, but the cashier refuses. Peter Brennan, standing in back of her in line, buys the ticket for the horse Loretta wants and then exchanges it with her. It turns out that Peter is from a wealthy family that owns racehorses, and Peter is a horse trainer himself. He soon begins to fall for Loretta, and Tommy doesn't like it one bit. Complications ensue.

Directed by William Beaudine - With Rory Calhoun

El hijo del crack(1953)

1h 17min | Drama

A famous football player faces retirement, but his son is still his most faithful fan.

Directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Leopoldo Torres Ríos - With Armando Bó, Oscar Rovito, Francisco Pablo Donadío, Pedro Laxalt, Rolando Dumas, Héctor Armendáriz, ...

Devil on Horseback(1954)

1h 28min | Drama

A boy pursues his ambition to be a jockey.

Directed by Cyril Frankel - With Googie Withers
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