Right Cross

Overview

Right Cross stars Dick Powell as cynical sportswriter Rick Gavery and Powell's wife June Allyson as boxing manager Pat O'Malley. Subbing for her incapacitated father Lionel Barrymore, Pat grooms prizefighter Johnny Monterez Ricardo Montalban for the championship. Johnny holds a grudge against the world because he feels that his Mexican heritage has made him an outcast, though curiously the audience never sees any prejudice levelled against him. Gradually, Pat falls in love with the tempestuous Monterez, while ...
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Overview

Right Cross stars Dick Powell as cynical sportswriter Rick Gavery and Powell's wife June Allyson as boxing manager Pat O'Malley. Subbing for her incapacitated father Lionel Barrymore, Pat grooms prizefighter Johnny Monterez Ricardo Montalban for the championship. Johnny holds a grudge against the world because he feels that his Mexican heritage has made him an outcast, though curiously the audience never sees any prejudice levelled against him. Gradually, Pat falls in love with the tempestuous Monterez, while Gavery, who's always carried a torch for Pat, observes from the sidelines. The film wisely avoids the usual boxing-flick cliches, most commendably during the climactic Big Bout. Marilyn Monroe appears unbilled in the opening scene as Dick Powell's dinner companion.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
There are a number of elements in Right Cross that add interest to what otherwise is a fairly routine telling of a story. Although it is a boxing film, Cross manages to trip up some of one's expectations: for example, unlike in most films of this sort, our hero doesn't emerge victorious from his big fight. Also, while the pugilist is of Hispanic background and talks about the prejudice he endures, most of what he experiences is actually a fear of and paranoia concerning that possible prejudice. Cross deserves points for including these and other unusual elements in its story; it's too bad that it didn't go further and make its romance-in-the-ring story into something surprising all the way through. As it is, there's still too much that's familiar from other movies. John Sturges' direction, however, is solid and more than capable, and he does very well with his cast. Ricardo Montalban looks quite believable as the fighter, and his performance has some pleasing shades to it. June Allyson does well as the love interest-slash-manager, and Dick Powell plays his essentially supporting part quite well. Lionel Barrymore is dependable, and the denizens of the ring are all appropriately colorful.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • UPC: 883316797662
  • Original Release: 1950
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,302

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
June Allyson Pat O'Malley
Dick Powell Rick Gavery
Ricardo Montalban Johnny Monterez
Lionel Barrymore Sean O'Malley
Teresa Celli Marian Monterez
Barry Kelley Allan Goff
Tom Powers Robert Balford
Mimi Aguglia Mom Monterez
Marianne Stewart Audrey
John Gallaudet Phil Tripp
Wally Maher Reporter
Larry Keating Second Reporter
Kenneth Tobey Reporter
Bert Davidson Fourth Reporter
Edgar Dearing Ring Announcer
King Donovan
Frank Ferguson Dr. George Lamond
David Fresco Gump
Tom Hanlon Sports Announcer
James Pierce Moe
Dewey Robinson Hanger-On
Harry Shannon Haggerty
Smoki Whitfield Nassau
David Wolfe Totem
Marilyn Monroe Dusky Ledoux (uncredited)
Technical Credits
John Sturges Director
Norbert F. Brodin Cinematographer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Armand Deutsch Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Kiva Hoffman Makeup
John Indrisano Consultant/advisor
James Newcom Editor
David Raksin Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Schnee Screenwriter
James Scognamillo Art Director
Alfred E. Spencer Set Decoration/Design
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Right Cross
1. Chapter 1 [3:31]
2. Chapter 2 [3:06]
3. Chapter 3 [2:53]
4. Chapter 4 [2:46]
5. Chapter 5 [2:49]
6. Chapter 6 [3:08]
7. Chapter 7 [2:56]
8. Chapter 8 [1:59]
9. Chapter 9 [3:28]
10. Chapter 10 [2:46]
11. Chapter 11 [2:36]
12. Chapter 12 [3:01]
13. Chapter 13 [3:07]
14. Chapter 14 [2:46]
15. Chapter 15 [2:40]
16. Chapter 16 [2:55]
17. Chapter 17 [2:56]
18. Chapter 18 [3:00]
19. Chapter 19 [3:12]
20. Chapter 20 [3:04]
21. Chapter 21 [2:16]
22. Chapter 22 [3:21]
23. Chapter 23 [3:03]
24. Chapter 24 [3:11]
25. Chapter 25 [2:40]
26. Chapter 26 [3:00]
27. Chapter 27 [3:18]
28. Chapter 28 [2:31]
29. Chapter 29 [5:46]
30. Chapter 30 [1:39]
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