Killer McCoy

Killer McCoy

Director: Roy Rowland

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, Ann Blyth

     
 
In one of his first "adult" roles (he made his last Andy Hardy vehicle only a year earlier), Mickey Rooney plays Tommy McCoy, a dancer who performs in a going-nowhere nightclub act with his alcoholic father, Brian (James Dunn). Johnny Martin (Mickey Knox), a lightweight boxing champ who is headlining the show that Tommy and his Dad are currently working, admires Tommy

Overview

In one of his first "adult" roles (he made his last Andy Hardy vehicle only a year earlier), Mickey Rooney plays Tommy McCoy, a dancer who performs in a going-nowhere nightclub act with his alcoholic father, Brian (James Dunn). Johnny Martin (Mickey Knox), a lightweight boxing champ who is headlining the show that Tommy and his Dad are currently working, admires Tommy's footwork and tells him that he might have a future in the ring. Tommy gives the fight game a try, and he soon proves he's got the goods as a slugger. Before long, Tommy is fighting Johnny for the lightweight title, and after a hard-fought match, Tommy wins -- and Johnny dies. Now dubbed "Killer" McCoy by the press and boxing fans, a distraught Tommy allows his career to be taken over by Jim Caighn (Brian Donlevy), an unscrupulous manager with a gambling problem. Jim drags Tommy through the dirtiest and most dishonest levels of the fight game, but Jim's daughter Sheila (Ann Blyth) sees Tommy's decent side and tries to rescue him. Killer McCoy was a remake of the 1938 Robert Taylor vehicle The Crowd Roars.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
UPC:
0883316203491
Original Release:
1947
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
49,960

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Tommy McCoy
Brian Donlevy Jim Caighn
Ann Blyth Sheila Carrson
James Dunn Brian McCoy
Tom Tully Cecil Y. Walsh
Sam Levene Happy
Walter Sande Bill Thorne
Mickey Knox Johnny Martin
James Bell Father Ryan
Gloria Holden Mrs. McCoy
Eve March Mrs. Martin
June Storey Waitress
Douglas Croft Danny Burns
Bob Steele Sailor Graves
David Clarke Pete Mariola

Technical Credits
Roy Rowland Director
Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Screenwriter
George Bruce Screenwriter
Stanley Donen Songwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Eddie Imazu Art Director
Thomas Lennon Screenwriter
George Oppenheimer Screenwriter
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
David Snell Score Composer
Ralph Winters Editor
Sam Zimbalist Producer

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