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Winner Take All (1932)

Unrated | | Drama | 16 July 1932 (USA)
Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer...who needs $600 more for her sickly son to stay in the place. ... See full summary »

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Jim 'Jimmy' Kane
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Peggy Harmon
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Dickie Harmon
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Forbes - the Etiquette Teacher
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Ann - Joan's Friend
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Rosebud -, the Trainer
Clarence Wilson ...
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Ralf Harolde ...
Legs Davis - Diamond Ring Seller
John Roche ...
Roger Elliott
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Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer...who needs $600 more for her sickly son to stay in the place. To help her, Jim endangers his health with a tough boxing match in Tijuana. Before long, he's back fighting while Peggy stays in the desert. But in the city, after new triumphs, Jim meets Joan, a teasing Society blonde. Will he see through her before it's too late? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He Knocks Cupid for a Row of Hearts!

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Campeão do Amor  »

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Clips from this film were used in James Cagney's final film, the 1984 TV Movie "Terrible Joe Moran". See more »

Goofs

Jimmy sends to his manager a photo of himself, Peggy and her son who is dressed as a small Indian. In the next scene, returning to the desert health farm, shows the Cagney, Nixon and Moore characters all wearing the same clothes of the previous photo. See more »

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Pop Slavin: He can't leave 'em alone, he's just a Woman's Home Companion.
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Features Queen of the Night Clubs (1929) See more »

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Was That the Human Thing to Do?
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Joe Young
Sung by Marian Nixon in the nightclub
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29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Winner Take All (1932)

*** (out of 4)

A hotshot New York prizefighter (James Cagney) leaves the city for the country so he can get some rest. While in the country he falls for a sweet single mother (Marian Nixon) but once he's back in the city he falls for a rich girl (Virginia Bruce) just using him. A subplot dealing with Cagney getting plastic surgery is rather weird as we get a different looking Cagney as well as one sounding a lot different. That aside, the story is actually pretty good and the moments at the start with Cagney and Nixon are very warm and touching. The film offers a lot of nice laughs and the boxing scenes are really, really good. There's one fight that has an ending, which appears to have been lifted in Rocky 2.


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