The Boxing Filmography: American Features, 1920-2001

The Boxing Filmography: American Features, 1920-2001

by Frederick V. Romano
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786417935

ISBN-13: 9780786417933

Pub. Date: 08/27/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

The love affair between boxing and Hollywood began with the dawn of film. As early as the days of Chaplin, the "boxing film" had assumed its place as a subgenre, and over the decades it has taken the forms of biographies, dramas, romances, comedies, and even musicals and westerns. Such well known pictures as The Champ, Body and Soul, Don King: Only in America,

Overview

The love affair between boxing and Hollywood began with the dawn of film. As early as the days of Chaplin, the "boxing film" had assumed its place as a subgenre, and over the decades it has taken the forms of biographies, dramas, romances, comedies, and even musicals and westerns. Such well known pictures as The Champ, Body and Soul, Don King: Only in America, Girl Fight, The Irish in Us, The Kid from Brooklyn, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Raging Bull, each of the Rocky movies and When We Were Kings are just a few examples of the feature films included in this filmography.

Thoroughly researched, this work examines 98 boxing films from the 1920s through 2003. Each entry provides basic filmographic data (the film's studio, its genre, its length, cast and credits); a detailed synopsis of the film; illuminating commentary on the boxing sequences; and excerpts from contemporary reviews. Most entries also summarize the making of the film, with particular attention to the training of the actors for the boxing scenes. The filmography also includes information on studio publicity releases and advertisements, press books and exhibitor campaign materials for each film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786417933
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/27/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Preface1
Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man5
Against the Ropes6
Ali8
Battling Butler10
Body and Soul (1947)12
Body and Soul (1981)15
Body and Soul (1998)17
Born to Fight18
Bowery Blitzkrieg19
Cain and Mabel22
The Champ (1931)24
The Champ (1979)26
Champion28
City for Conquest32
City Lights34
City of Bad Men36
Conflict38
The Contender41
The Crowd Roars43
Dempsey46
Diggstown48
Don King: Only in America50
Eastside Westside53
Ex-Champ54
Fat City56
The Fighter58
Flesh and Blood60
Gentleman Jim62
Girlfight65
Golden Boy67
The Golden Gloves Story69
The Great John L.71
The Great White Hope73
The Great White Hype75
The Greatest78
Hard Times80
The Harder They Fall82
Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story85
Heart Punch87
Here Comes Mr. Jordan88
Honey Boy89
The Hurricane91
The Irish in Us95
The Iron Man (1931)97
Joe and Max99
The Joe Louis Story101
Joe Palooka, Champ102
Keep Punching105
The Kid from Brooklyn107
The Kid from Kokomo108
Kid Galahad (1937)110
Kid Nightingale113
The Killers115
Killer's Kiss117
King for a Night119
The Leather Pushers120
The Life of Jimmy Dolan122
Madison Square Garden124
The Main Event125
The Man from Down Under128
Marciano130
Matilda131
The Milky Way133
The Miracle Kid135
Monkey on My Back137
Muhammad Ali: King of the World138
Night and the City139
Off Limits141
Palooka143
The Patent Leather Kid145
Play It to the Bone147
The Power of One148
The Prize Fighter150
The Prizefighter and the Lady152
Raging Bull155
Requiem for a Heavyweight158
Ring of Passion161
Ringside Maisie163
Rocky165
Rocky II168
Rocky III170
Rocky IV172
Rocky V174
Rocky Marciano177
The Set-Up179
Snake Eyes182
Somebody Up There Likes Me184
Spirit of Youth187
The Square Jungle189
The Sting II192
Streets of Gold193
The Superfight195
They Made Me a Criminal198
Triumph of the Spirit200
Undisputed202
When's Your Birthday203
When We Were Kings205
Winner Take All207
Woman-Wise209
Wonderman211
Selected Bibliography213
Index219

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