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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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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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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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10 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like boxing movies, you're in for a treat, because this one has a very nice cast. However, it isn't the most exciting film, and if you don't like boxing movies, you might find yourself getting rather bored now and then. Ritzy McCarty (Pat O'Brien) is a boxer with some very fancy trademarks, like dancing around in the ring. He gathers quite a crowd, so a big shot promoter decides to take him on, along with his manager wife (Glenda Farrell). Unfortunately, the success goes to his head, and Ritzy takes up with a wealthy society dame (Claire Dodd) who is rather amused with his interest in her. Of course, his large appetite dooms him.

The most exciting cast member for me is Farrell, and she opens the film with many scenes, but as Ritzy takes more of an interest in Dodd, her appearances fade away. She makes a comeback at the end, but her part isn't quite the typical sassy girl. She has her moments, and the character is certainly strong-willed, but she doesn't have any super-snappy and memorable lines.


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