Toby McLean, a reckless sports writer on a New York City newspaper, covers the Gene Tunney-Jack Dempsey heavyweight-championship fight in Philadelphia. There he meets Ann Vaughn, a feature writer for another newspaper, and they get married after a whirlwind romance. The romance begins to wane nearly as fast as it blossomed but, directly and indirectly, is salvaged by Toby's writer pal, "Shorty" Ross, and a ditsy socialite, "Puff" Randolph. Artchive footage provides shots of the Tunney-Dempsey fight, and other sports events of the era. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ran as a serial in the "Saturday Evening Post" and, as a novel , it is 1930's best-seller! (original poster)
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17 May 1930 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may have never been televised. See more
Cigarette me, big boy.
(Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
, lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles
and R. Lovell George D. Lottman
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