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The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) Poster

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In an interview, Myrna Loy stated that Max Baer carefully watched Primo Carnera's boxing style during the filming and used this information to beat him in their real-life match for the title in March, 1934.
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Max Baer wore the robe from this movie, with his character's name, Steve Morgan, on the back for both of his heavyweight title fights (against Primo Carnera and Jimmy Braddock.
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The movie was banned by the Nazi government of Germany because Max Baer was Jewish. When asked about it, Baer joked, "They didn't ban me because I was Jewish. They banned me because I knocked out Max Schmeling in the ring."
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Primo Carnera was the world's heavyweight boxing champion when this film was made and released. He refused to make the movie using the first script, which had him knocked out in the end, but agreed to a revised script with an additional $10,000 salary.
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Film debuts of Max Baer and Primo Carnera. Baer was the main contender at the time for the Heavyweight Champion of the World title, which was held by Carnera.
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Jack Dempsey plays himself in the improbable capacity of a referee in the climactic fight. While giving the fighters instructions, he places unusual emphasis on the rule that requires the standing fighter to go to a neutral corner in the event of a knockdown. This undoubtedly is an allusion to the famed Long Count. In a 1927 title match, Dempsey knocked Gene Tunney down in the seventh round, but failed to go to a neutral corner immediately, which caused the referee to delay the count. Tunney recovered and won the fight.
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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Trainer," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. A Contemporary Motion Picture Herald article stated that Lionel Barrymore, Jean Hersholt, Lupe Velez and Johnny Weissmuller were to appear as fight fans in the audience of the championship fight, but they were not seen.
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Production photographs and Movietone newsreel clips show that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard were due to make cameo appearances, however nothing appears in the finished film.
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