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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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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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CampeĆ£o 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

In the final fight scene, Jimmy tells Rosebud to call Joan's apartment. He leaves the ring to make the call. However, when the ring announcer is introducing the fighters, Rosebud is in the ring with Jimmy. See more »

Quotes

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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The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Played as background music when Jim leaves New York
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James Cagney Gets in the Ring
14 September 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Resting in the country, lightweight boxer James Cagney (as Jim "Jimmy" Kane) meets sweet widow Marian Nixon (as Peggy Harmon) and her adorable six-year-old son Dickie Moore (as Dickie). You can almost hear the wedding bells warming up when Mr. Cagney gives Ms. Nixon his winnings to save the ranch. But, when manager Guy Kibbee (as Pop Slavin) helps Cagney to the top of the boxing circuit, the champ is lured away from his new sweetheart by shapely New York socialite Virginia Bruce (as Joan Gibson)...

Cagney tries to fit in with the upscale crowd by getting his broken nose and cauliflower ear fixed, but learns looks aren't everything. This variation on the routine boxing picture was unofficially re-made as "Kid Monk Baroni" (1952), an unintentionally amusing drama starring Leonard Nimoy. "Winner Take All" owes its limited success to Cagney's deliberate comedy, although it recalled as his first appearance in a boxing movie. For some reason, Cagney is always funny with a "dresser" and his timing is perfect herein.

****** Winner Take All (7/16/32) Roy Del Ruth ~ James Cagney, Marian Nixon, Virginia Bruce, Guy Kibbee


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