American short subject documentary film in black-and-white, which is notable as the first picture directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick financed the film himself, and it is based on an earlier photo feature he had done as a photographer for Look magazine in 1949. 'Day of the Fight' shows Irish-American middleweight boxer Walter Cartier during the height of his career, on the day of a fight with black middleweight Bobby James, which took place on April 17, 1950.

  • Original title: Day of the Fight
  • Release date: April 26, 1951
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Runtime: 0h 13min
  • Producers: RKO Radio Pictures

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Vincent Cartier Photo
Vincent Cartier

Himself, Walter's twin brother and manager

Nat Fleischer Photo
Nat Fleischer

Himself, boxing historian

Bobby James Photo
Bobby James

Himself, Walter's opponent

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