Telephone Time: Fight for the Title (1957)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The 30-minute Fight for the Title is taken from various incidents in the life of boxer Benny Leonard. Played by George Brenlin,Leonard does his best to deflect a punchdrunk young man (Michael Landon) from wasting his life in the boxing ring. He later chooses to give up his lucrative career by enlisting in the armed services. John Nesbitt narrates this inspiring filmed playlet. Fight for the Title originated as an episode of the TV anthology Telephone Time.

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boxing, champion, mentor, military, patriotism