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The Big Timer (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Sport | 10 March 1932 (USA)
An up and coming boxer ( Ben Lyon) runs into problems when he takes on a women fight manager (Constance Cummings). Ben Lyon is once again playing with Tom Dugan [They co-starred in "The Hot... See full summary »

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(as Eddie Buzzell)

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(story and dialogue), (continuity)
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An up and coming boxer ( Ben Lyon) runs into problems when he takes on a women fight manager (Constance Cummings). Ben Lyon is once again playing with Tom Dugan [They co-starred in "The Hot Heiress"(1931)]. This one is directed by Edward Buzzell. 74 minutes.

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"I'm the guy who Okays the dames and Kayoes the palookas!" (original poster)

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Drama | Sport

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(Western Electric System)

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Nothing special ...
2 March 2008 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

... But hard not to like.

Ben Lyon is a cocky boxer. The marvelous Constance Cummings plays a gal who becomes both his manager and his wife.

Lyon does a good job in the fight scenes. He is also appealing when not in the ring: His character has an attitude about women's being in their place. Yet, his wife is managing him. And Thelma Todd is a society girl who manages him in her way, too.

The supporting cast is good. We even have Nat Pendleton in a small part.

It's not memorable. It's not a naughty sort of pre-Code film. You'll like it, though.


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