Ring of Passion

Ring of Passion (1978)

  • Genre: Action, Drama, History, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1978-02-04
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox Television
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Michael Lewis
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Fact-based drama about the two Joe Louis-Max Schmeling heavyweight fights and the way both boxers unwillingly became symbols of political ideologies just prior to World War II.

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  • Bernie Casey

    as Joe Louis
  • Stephen Macht

    as Max Schmeling
  • Allen Garfield

    as Damon Runyon
  • Norman Alden

    as Max Machon
  • Joseph Campanella

    as Paul Gallico
  • Britt Ekland

    as Amy Ondra Schmeling
  • Julius Harris

    as Chappie Jackson
  • Mordecai Lawner

    as Joe Jacobs
  • Denise Nicholas

    as Marva Trotter Louis
  • Beah Richards

    as Lilly Brooks
  • Percy Rodriguez

    as John Roxborough
  • Mel Stewart

    as Julian Black
  • Barry Dennen

    as Adolf Hitler
  • Johnny Haymer

    as Nazi Official
  • Al Lewis

    as Mike Jacobs
  • Rod McCary

    as Rodney
  • Joshua Shelley

    as Max
  • Dan Avey

    as Blow-by-Blow Announcer
  • Jack Bernardi

    as Mr. Weisman
  • Shaka Cumbuka

    as Honey Bear
  • Sarina C. Grant

    as Vunies
  • Tom Kelly

    as First Newsman
  • Jimmy Lennon Sr.

    as Ring Announcer
  • Allan Malamud

    as Second Newsman
  • David Moody

    as Wellwisher
  • Joni Palmer

    as Emmarell
  • Stephen Roberts

    as Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Clement von Franckenstein

    as German Commentator
  • Wonderful Smith

    as Minister
  • George Latka

    as Referee Donovan
  • Pat O'Hara

    as Tom O'Rourke
  • Clay Hodges

  • Warren Munson

  • Frank Slaten

    as Nazi #1
  • Paul Schumacher

    as Reporter (uncredited)
Sound Bill Conti Music
Production Lou Morheim Producer
Art Ethel Robins Richards Set Decoration
Directing Robert Michael Lewis Director
Camera Jules Brenner Director of Photography
Writing Larry Forrester Screenplay
Editing Sidney Katz Editor
Art Richard Y. Haman Art Direction
Production Sheldon A. Saltman Executive Producer