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Prizefighter and the Lady
     

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Director: W.S. Van Dyke,

Cast: Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Primo Carnera

 
One woman helps make an unknown boxer a star, but could a handful lead him back to obscurity again? Steve Morgan (Max Baer) is a ex-sailor tending bar in a seedy dive when The Professor (Walter Huston), a boxing coach, sees Morgan make short work of a troublesome customer. The Professor convinces Morgan that he has what it takes to be a successful prizefighter, and

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One woman helps make an unknown boxer a star, but could a handful lead him back to obscurity again? Steve Morgan (Max Baer) is a ex-sailor tending bar in a seedy dive when The Professor (Walter Huston), a boxing coach, sees Morgan make short work of a troublesome customer. The Professor convinces Morgan that he has what it takes to be a successful prizefighter, and takes him under his wing. One day, while Morgan is jogging, he's nearly hit by a car operated by an attractive woman named Belle (Myrna Loy), who is making a name for herself as a nightclub singer. Belle has been dating underworld kingpin Willie Ryan (Otto Kruger), but before long Morgan is able to win her away from Ryan, and they get married. Morgan's marriage to Belle turns out to be god for publicity, and soon he's racked up an impressive string of victories, but Morgan can't keep his eyes off other women, and she has reason to believe he's been unfaithful. Belle, despondent, goes back to Ryan, while Morgan starts hitting the bottle, just as he's lined up a championship fight with Primo Carnera. The Prizefighter and the Lady gave heavyweight contender Max Baer his first leading role; a year after the film was released, Baer faced off against Carnera in a real championship bout, which Baer won by a knockout.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2011
UPC:
0883316332030
Original Release:
1933
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
14,762

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Performance Credits
Myrna Loy Belle Morgan
Max Baer Steve Morgan
Primo Carnera Himself
Jack Dempsey Referee
Walter Huston "Professor" Edwin J. Bennett
Otto Kruger Willie Ryan
Vince Barnett Bugsie
Robert McWade Adopted Son
Muriel Evans Linda
Jean Howard Show Girl
Harry C. Bradley Actor
Arthur Hoyt Actor
Matt McHugh Actor
Garry Owen Jake
Morgan Wallace Mr. Black
Harry Woods Actor
Ed "Strangler" Lewis Himself
James J. Jeffries Himself
Jess Willard Himself

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Robert J. Kern Editor
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
Frances Marion Screenwriter
John Meehan Screenwriter
Hunt Stromberg Producer
David Townsend Art Director
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Lester White Cinematographer

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