Climax! (1954–1958)

The Champion 

A ruthless professional boxer, Midge Kelly (Rory Calhoun), tramples anyone he can to get to the top, including his loyal brother Connie (Tommy Cook). This is a TV version (adapted by Rod ... See full summary »

Director:

Allen Reisner

Writers:

Ring Lardner (story), Rod Serling (adaptation)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Geraldine Brooks ... Emma Herich
Wally Brown ... Tommy Haley
Rory Calhoun ... Midge Kelly
Lewis Charles ... Lou Hersch (as Louis Charles)
Ray Collins ... Jerome Harris
Tommy Cook ... Connie Kelly
John Craven
Wallace Ford ... Bunco Kelly
Tommy Garland
Charlotte Knight Charlotte Knight
William Lundigan ... Himself - Host
Peggy Maley ... Grace Knight
Richard Monda
Steve Stevens Steve Stevens ... Connie Kelly - Boy (as Steve Roberts)
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Storyline

A ruthless professional boxer, Midge Kelly (Rory Calhoun), tramples anyone he can to get to the top, including his loyal brother Connie (Tommy Cook). This is a TV version (adapted by Rod Serling) of the Ring Lardner story, filmed in 1949 as Champion, with Kirk Douglas as Midge, Arthur Kennedy as Connie. Written by David Stevens

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of Champion (1949) See more »

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