Crowd Roars

The Crowd Roars

Director: Richard Thorpe

Cast: Richard Thorpe, Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold, Frank Morgan

     
 

Not a remake of the 1932 James Cagney vehicle of the same name, The Crowd Roars is set in the sweat-stained world of professional boxing. Handy with his fists, young Tommy McCoy (Robert Taylor) is virtually pushed into the ring by his alcoholic father Brian (Frank Morgan). During his climb to the championship, Tommy accidentally kills one of his opponents in…  See more details below

Overview

Not a remake of the 1932 James Cagney vehicle of the same name, The Crowd Roars is set in the sweat-stained world of professional boxing. Handy with his fists, young Tommy McCoy (Robert Taylor) is virtually pushed into the ring by his alcoholic father Brian (Frank Morgan). During his climb to the championship, Tommy accidentally kills one of his opponents in the ring, and is thereafter tagged "Killer McCoy." He then falls in with crooked gambling czar Jim Cain (Edward Arnold), who uses various methods of persuasion to get Tommy to do his bidding. Though the film at first seems to holding the fickle fight fans responsible for the cesspool that professional boxing had become by 1938, the blame is ultimately laid squarely on the shoulders of men like Jim Cain. The Crowd Roars was remade by Mickey Rooney as Killer McCoy (1947).

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
UPC:
0883316276433
Original Release:
1938
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
40,877

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Tommy "Killer" McCoy
Edward Arnold Jim Cain
Frank Morgan Brian McCoy
Maureen O'Sullivan Sheila Carson
William Gargan Johnny Martin
Lionel Stander "Happy" Lane
Nat Pendleton "Pug" Walsh
Jane Wyman Vivian
Charles D. Brown Bill Thorne
Gene Reynolds Tommy McCoy as a boy
Don "Red" Barry Pete Mariola
Donald Douglas Murray
Isabel Jewell Mrs. Martin
John Farrell MacDonald Father Ryan

Technical Credits
Richard Thorpe Director
George Bruce Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Eddie Imazu Art Director
Thomas Lennon Screenwriter
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
George Oppenheimer Screenwriter
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Slavko Vorkapich Special Effects
Edward Ward Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Art Director
Sam Zimbalist Producer

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