Spirit of Youth

Spirit of Youth is a 1938 boxing film directed by Harry L. Fraser and starring then-heavyweight world champion Joe Louis in a story with similarities to his own real life. (According to IMDb, the Spanish title is La vida de Joe Louis, which translates to The Life of Joe Louis.)

Spirit of Youth
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Directed byHarry L. Fraser
Written byArthur Hoerl
Produced byLew Golder
StarringJoe Louis
Clarence Muse
Edna Mae Harris
CinematographyRobert E. Cline
Edited byCarl Pierson
Music byEliot Carpenter
Clarence Muse
Globe Pictures Corp.
Distributed byGrand National Films Inc.
Release date
  • January 20, 1938 (1938-01-20) (Washington, DC)
  • April 1, 1938 (1938-04-01) (US)
  • November 4, 1938 (1938-11-04) (London)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States


A rising boxer is led astray by a woman.


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