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Iron Man (1931)

Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.

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Rose Mason
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Paul H. Lewis
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Jeff
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Morrie Cohan ...
Rattler O'Keefe
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Sammy Blum ...
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Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.

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30 April 1931 (USA)  »

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Järnmannen  »

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Kid Mason: Rose!
[he comes out of the bedroom]
Kid Mason: Guess I don't look so good, do I?
Rose Mason: [she looks at him] Oh, well...
Kid Mason: I went after him too fast. I guess I guessed wrong.
Rose Mason: So did I, guess wrong. I guessed I'd be wearing that fur coat you been shooting off your head about. And I guessed we'd be moving out of this hole. Wasn't I a dope?
Kid Mason: You'll get your fur coat, Rose.
Rose Mason: Sure... if I go out and shoot a couple of cats!
Kid Mason: My own fault. I didn't fight the way George told me to. Now he's through with me.
Rose Mason: Oh, you shudda been ...
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At first this one seems really odd...
28 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

... Todd Browning directing a movie about prize fighting?? But if you give it a closer look it really is Todd Browning's style. After all, Browning usually directed films about familiar human emotions - love, revenge, longing - in an unfamiliar setting whether it was Freaks or the Lon Chaney collaborations. So what is this film's central theme? Oddly enough it really has nothing to do with prize fighting and everything to do with unrequited love.

Lew Ayres is Kid Mason, the Iron Man that actually doesn't look much like a fighter at all. Very much in character is Robert Armstrong as George Regan, Mason's manager. Harlow is just getting started at playing the platinum blonde femme fatale, and she is pretty good here. Finally there is the unfairly forgotten John Miljan, playing the early talkie slimy villain that he did so well.

The basic plot is a familiar one - Kid Mason is all wrapped up in his wife Rose (Harlow) who is only interested in the Kid when he's on top and in the dough. At the beginning of the film she dumps him after he loses a series of fights. With Rose gone the Kid concentrates on his training and pretty soon he's won the championship. Oddly enough - or not - Rose suddenly finds the Kid irresistible again and the poor Kid, whose head more than his muscles seems to be laden with iron, is like a dog on a leash once more.

Now manager Regan has plowed a lot of time, money, and energy into training Mason, and he would have a right to be sore about all of this. However, he really doesn't act like a brother figure, father figure, or even your James Gleason style "why don't you get wise to yourself" wise-cracking kind of manager. Instead of being angry at the Kid's blindness to Rose's intentions, he acts like a man thrown over - drinking heavily after Mason deserts him surrounded by photos of the Kid.

Watch for yourself and see what you think. It's just another example of one of the odd little films that could only have been made in the precode era and probably only at Universal, a studio that would seemingly try anything in the early 30's.


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