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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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Legs Davis - Diamond Ring Seller
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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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Trivia

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

[Joan and Jim kiss.]
Joan Gibson: You could stand a cold drink after that one, couldn't you?
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Featured in James Cagney: Top of the World (1992) 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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"I don't want any part of that Shakespeare guy. He's s the one that ruined Gene Tunney."
21 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

James Cagney plays a dim-witted boxer who falls for a widow with a sick kid, then for a sexy socialite (Virginia Bruce). This is notable for being Cagney's first boxing movie but, beyond that, there isn't a lot to recommend here. The script's kind of all over the place, with the early scenes seeming out of sync with the rest of the picture. Cagney's performance is fine, even if he doesn't have a lot to work with. A nice supporting cast including Guy Kibbee, Alan Mowbray, and Clarence Muse helps. George Raft has a bit part as a bandleader in a night club. Blink and you'll miss him. Clips from this were used in Cagney's final movie, the made-for-TV "Terrible Joe Moran". If you're a Cagney completist, give it a shot. Everybody else go watch City for Conquest.


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