The Champion (1943 film)

The Champion (Italian: Il campione) is a 1943 Italian sports film directed by Carlo Borghesio and starring Enzo Fiermonte, Vera Bergman and Erminio Spalla.[1]

The Champion
Directed byCarlo Borghesio
Written byCarlo Borghesio
Enzo Fiermonte
Tomaso Smith
StarringEnzo Fiermonte
Vera Bergman
Erminio Spalla
Music byGiuseppe Savagnone
CinematographyGiovanni Pucci
Aldo Tonti
Edited byCarlo Borghesio
Gisa Radicchi Levi
Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane
Leo Film
Distributed byIndustrie Cinematografiche Italiane
Release date
February 1943
Running time
85 minutes

It was shot at the Fert Studios in Turin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Luigi Ricci.


A former boxer, now a trainer, discovers a young fighter who he feels has all the skills to become a champion. He takes him under his wing and begins to shape him into a fully-rounded fighter. However the young man's success goes to his head and he becomes involved with a rich, vapid lady without realising that his trainer's daughter is in love with him.



  1. Chiti & Poppi p.56


  • Roberto Chiti & Roberto Poppi. I film: Tutti i film italiani dal 1930 al 1944. Gremese Editore, 2005.
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