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The Personality Kid (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 7 July 1934 (USA)
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.

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(screen play), (screen play) (as Erwin Gelsey) | 3 more credits »
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Ritzy McCarty
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Joan McCarty
Claire Dodd ...
Patricia Merrill
Robert Gleckler ...
Gavin
Henry O'Neill ...
Stephens
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Rankin (as Thomas Jackson)
Arthur Vinton ...
McPhail
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Shamrock
Clay Clement ...
Duncan
George Cooper ...
Tiny
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Ed (as George Pat Collins)
Al Hill ...
Al
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Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.

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Comigo é Assim  »

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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung a cappella by Pat O'Brien
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Lots of boxing and pre-code flirtation
5 April 2006 | by (Culpeper, Virginia) – See all my reviews

The story of a chump boxer better known for fancy footwork and showmanship than his talent. Pat O'Brien as Ritzy McCarthy gets ahead through a series of, unknown to him, fixed matches. His ego swells and a romantic triangle soon develops between the fighter, his wife-manager (Glenda Farrell) and Claire Dodd as the other woman. The New York Times reported that Pat O'Brien was a former boxing champion at Marquette University and was trained for the film by boxer Jackie Fields. Also two former boxing champions, Mushy Callahan and Marvin Shechter provided opposition in the ring. The review followed this bit of information with the opinion "All this impressive statistical work adds up to zero. Mr. O'Brien and his various opponents in the film paw each other like long-lost brothers and some of the theoretical sleep-producing blows would hardly jar the script girl." The writer liked the picture overall though, calling it a "rather pleasant prizefight film that follows formula…acted with some proficiency and humor by Pat O'Brien and Glenda Farrell." Be on the lookout for silent era comedian Heinie Conklin as a heckler and "Queen of the Hollywood extras" Bess Flowers as a nurse. I screened this film at Cinefest in Syracuse, New York.


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