Saturday Night Cinema: The Joe Louis Story

Tonight’s Saturday Night Cinema feature is The Joe Louis Story. For fans of fight movies (and you can count me in), it’s the boxing footage that gives the film life. Coley Wallace, who bears an uncanny and striking resemblance to Louis, plays the title role. It’s 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…

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