An honest boxer refuses to throw a fight for a gambler. They get into a fight and the boxer knocks the gambler out. Thinking he's killed him and believing that the police are after him, the... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Tom 'Bomber' Brown / Tom Hayes
Smoothy Morgan
Frances Grant ...
Nan Howard
Ada (as Sheila Manors)
Monte Collins ...
Gloomy Gus (as Monty Collins)
Eddie Phillips ...
Snowflake (as Snowflake)


An honest boxer refuses to throw a fight for a gambler. They get into a fight and the boxer knocks the gambler out. Thinking he's killed him and believing that the police are after him, the horrified boxer runs off and takes to the road, promising never to box again. However, one day he comes upon a small but scrappy young kid who has the potential to be a champion. The former boxer takes the kid under his wing and trains him, but the kid's ensuing success starts to go to his head. Pretty soon he finds himself mixed up with gamblers, too. Written by

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He packed a mighty wallop in each fist! See more »


Drama | Romance






Release Date:

3 November 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nasceu para Lutar  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast was Wednesday 29 September 1948 on WATV, New York City. See more »


My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice
from the opera "Samson and Delilah"
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
Played during the scenes between Kane Richmond and Frances Grant
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Featherweight Frankie Darro
4 April 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Light-heavyweight boxer Kane Richmond (as Tom "Bomber" Brown) is about to get a shot at the championship, but refuses to participate in fight fixing, then punches out gangster Jack LaRue (as "Smoothy" Morgan) in a restaurant brawl. Although he's an honest man, Mr. Richmond hits the road, forced underground and hunted by the police. Richmond (assuming the surname "Hayes") meets teenager Frankie Darro (as "Babyface" Madison) and is impressed by the young man's fighting skills. The two become companions, with Richmond turning Mr. Darro into a featherweight champ.

Eventually, Richmond's past catches up with him, and threatens Darro's future...

The film receives "comic relief" from rotund ring trainer Fred "Snowflake" Toones (as "Snowflake"). Mr. Toones sports a white T-shirt (which probably has little to do with his resembling a snowflake). In a scene more startling than any of the boxing matches, Toones sings the song "What Comes Over Me" (a catchy number). Darro isn't your traditional boxer, but he's fast on his feet. Richmond's love interest is attractive Francis Grant (as Nan Howard). Serial director Charles Hutchison and the crew make the most of the money available from producer Maurice Conn, who done well with Darro.

***** Born to Fight (8/13/36) Charles Hutchison ~ Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Jack LaRue

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