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Joe Louis: America's Hero Betrayed

2008 Rated TV-PG 1hr 15m

Joe Louis made his name as a heavyweight champion, but as this documentary reveals, he came to symbolize much more: A segregated America united to watch his rise to success. And as the Nazis swept through Europe, Louis's victory over German boxer Max Schmeling represented more than just a triumph in the ring. Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby and Louis's son offer insights, and archive footage captures the champ at his peak.

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Movie Details

Adult content, violence
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.