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KnockoutThe Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema$
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Leger Grindon

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739886

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.001.0001

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Gangsters, Champions, and the History of the Boxing Film

Gangsters, Champions, and the History of the Boxing Film

(p.32) 2 Gangsters, Champions, and the History of the Boxing Film

Leger Grindon

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the history of the American boxing film from the coming of sound to the end of the twentieth century. It characterizes the chief cycles of film production in order to explain the cinematic influences, film industry practices, and social trends that shaped the evolution of the genre.

Keywords:   boxing film genre, American boxing films, film production

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