Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction

DVD Release: June 19, 2012
Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction


This fascinating documentary presents the details of Eric’s life, who was perhaps best known as an athlete in the 1924 Olympics and as depicted in the Academy Award-winning film “Chariots of Fire.” His story is told by David McCasland, author of “Eric Liddell: Pure Gold,” Eric’s daughter Patricia, and Rev. John Keddie, consultant on “Chariots of Fire,” along with fellow prisoners from the internment camp in China.

Dove Review

“Eric Liddell: Champion of Conviction” is a documentary from which everyone can glean something! It is inspiring because it reveals a man who stood for his convictions, wouldn’t run on Sundays, and yet captured a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in Paris in Scotland’s first gold medal win. It is educational because it shares stories of Liddell’s life in China and Scotland and the work he did in other places. It is thought-provoking because it shares the love other people had for Eric, how he reached out to them and was friendly to everyone.

This documentary features Eric Liddell’s biography mixed with world events, and it gives a clear picture of a man who was dedicated to God. It includes an interview with his eldest daughter, Patricia Russell, as well as with camp internee Joyce Stranks, who knew Eric. We are pleased to award this film our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages. Watch it and let it inspire you!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Photo of soldiers with rifles; mention of Pearl Harbor being bombed and the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Comments about hunger in a camp, Hitler and an unstable world; man's death and sadness.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter