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King of Hockey (1936)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  19 December 1936 (USA)
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Gamblers try to pressure a hockey player into throwing a game.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Purcell ...
Gabby Dugan
Anne Nagel ...
Kathleen O'Rourke
Marie Wilson ...
Bill 'Jumbo' Mullins
Nick Torga
Joseph Crehan ...
Mike Trotter
Ann Gillis ...
Peggy 'Princess' O'Rourke (as Ann Gilles)
Gordon Hart ...
Dr. Vernon Noble
Dora Clement ...
Mrs. O'Rourke
Guy Usher ...
Mr. O'Rourke
Garry Owen ...
Jitters McCarthy, the Referee
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Torchy Myers
George Beranger ...
Evans, Kathleen's Chauffeur (as Andre Beranger)
Swede, Nick's Associate
Frank Bruno ...
Loogan, Nick's Associate


Gamblers try to pressure a hockey player into throwing a game.

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Drama | Sport


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19 December 1936 (USA)  »

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King of the Ice Rink  »

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The film makes quite a few references to the "original six" NHL teams active during this time. The Violets are based on the New York Rangers, their jersey's are similar and play at Madison Square Garden. In the film they play against teams known as the "Leafs" (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Shamrocks (the original name of the Chicago Blackhawks). The jersey worn by the "leafs" in the film is similar to that of the Montreal Canadiens.The team also mentions playing in Boston at one point in the film. See more »


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A routine hockey drama that hockey fans might enjoy.
22 February 2000 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

I had the feeling that Warner Bros. was trying to showcase some up and coming stars near the start of their careers: both Dick Purcell and Wayne Morris started to get onscreen billing in 1936, and a hockey sports drama was chosen because Purcell was on the Fordham University hockey team and had experience playing the game. His hockey sequences look pretty good, but Morris looked very uncoordinated as the goalie. With the exception of Max Hoffman Jr., who you never see playing very much, the other players were hired from the University of Southern California and Loyola University hockey teams, making the action on the ice look very good indeed. The female leads, lovely Anne Nagel and her cute kid sister, Ann Gilles, were easy to enjoy, and the plot, involving gamblers trying to get Purcell to throw games, was the passable but predictable. Hockey fans will like this film, if only for action.

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