MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,444 this week

The Crowd Roars (1938)

Passed  -  Action | Drama  -  5 August 1938 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 173 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 2 critic

A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 51 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1768 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 66 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 88 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
a list of 64 titles
created 02 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Crowd Roars" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Crowd Roars (1938)

The Crowd Roars (1938) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Crowd Roars.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Merle Tottenham, Kathleen Harrison, Dame May Whitty
Certificate: Passed Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Man, feeling neglected by his family, turns to another woman.

Director: Edward Sloman
Stars: Frank Morgan, Binnie Barnes, Lois Wilson
The Prodigal (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A wealthy young Hebrew traveling in Damascus renounces his faith after is seduced by an alluring pagan priestess and cheated of his fortune by the High Priest as well.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Lana Turner, Edmund Purdom, Louis Calhern
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This western starring Beery and Taylor as rivals is one cackling western. It involves the kidnapping and reselling of free slaves. Set in 1812 in the North and a town of abolitionists, the ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Wallace Beery, Robert Taylor, Florence Rice
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Toni Bradley comes to New York City, from a small town in Iowa, to take over her late father's estate and sporting business, which is primarily gambling on sports events, with a lot of the ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Pinky Tomlin
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lee Sheridan, a young American comes to study at Oxford University, but is instantly disliked by the other students, because of his brash and big-headed attitude. After several scrapes with... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Lionel Barrymore
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Jean Hersholt
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Chester Morris, Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce
Lucky Night (1939)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor, Joseph Allen
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen
High Wall (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
'Killer' McCoy
...
Jim Cain
...
Brian McCoy
...
Sheila 'Shelia' Carson
William Gargan ...
Johnny Martin
...
'Happy' Lane
...
Vivian
...
'Pug' Walsh
Charles D. Brown ...
Bill Thorne
Gene Reynolds ...
Tommy McCoy, as a boy
...
Pete Mariola
Donald Douglas ...
Murray
...
Mrs. Martin
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Father Patrick Ryan
Edit

Storyline

A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living. Written by Ed Lorusso

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DRAMA! YOUR THRILL OF A LIFETIME! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La foule en délire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Taylor has more bare-chest scenes here than in any of his other movies. See more »

Goofs

Maureen O'Sullivan is credited onscreen as "Sheila Carson", but her car license is made out to "Shelia Carson", which is also the way she signs her name. See more »

Quotes

Brian McCoy: Why, Tommy's right has the kick of a Missouri mule, the speed of a striking cobra, and the aim of William Tell.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Robert Taylor (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(1912)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Sung by Gene Reynolds in a show
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
That was the unluckiest punch I ever threw
5 June 2005 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS** Handsome, and too pretty to be a pug, Robert Taylor as boxer Tommy McCoy is quite convincing in the ring as a professional boxer as he is out of it. Where he has all the young ladies,on the screen and in the audience, going completely bananas over him including pretty Sheila Carson, Maureen O'Sullivan. The daughter of his manager Jim Cain who's really big time Wall Street honcho James W. Carson, Edward Arnold.

Matched up in a bout with his good friend and boyhood hero former light Heavyweight Champ Johnny Martin, William Gargan. Tommy tries to go easy on the over-the-hill ex-champ but catches him with a solid left-hook in the second round that not only knocks Johnny out but ends up killing him. With Johnny leaving a wife and young son behind and nobody to look after them Tommy gives her his share of the purse. Instead of paying off his irresponsible dad's Brian McCoy, Frank Morgan, debt that he owes big-time-bookie Jim Cain. Tommy outraged to find out that his father sold out his contract to Cain walks out on him and boxing.

Out on the streets for six months without any work Tommy comes back to Cain for a job and agrees, reluctantly, to fight for him, giving 10% of his purse to the later Johnny Martin's Famiy, at the same time have his dad front as his manager.

At the Carson Estate, where Cain told Tommy that he rented out, Tommy, after meeting Carson's daughter Sheila, realized that Carson is really Wall Street Banker James W. Carson. To his credit Tommy doesn't tell Sheila that not to hurt her by exposing her fathers double life. Cain uses Tommy in a scam to trick big-time gamblers like his fellow bookie "Pug" Walsh,Nat Pendleton, to bet against him. Telling them that Tommy a left-handed one punch palooka without a right hand. After a string of "lucky punch" victories by Tommy "Pug" starts to get suspicious about Cain playing him as a sucker. One day, together with members of his gang, Cain runs into Tommy's dad at a local bar.

Drunk and talking freely about the scam being pulled by both Tommy and Cain the unaware Mr. McCoy spills the beans and ends up being kidnapped by the Walsh gang. Finding out about Cain's scheme and him having a daughter who's in love with Tommy the mobsters also kidnap Sheila. Tommy's informed through a flower-gram to throw the fight he having that night at the garden if he ever want's to see them alive again.

Told to take a dive in the eight round, Pug bet $10,000.00 for that to happen, means that Tommy has to take a vicious beating for seven rounds. Tommy just about out on his feet by the time the eight round starts finds out from Sheila, who escaped from the Walsh Mob, that his dad in the end made up for all the heartbreak that he did to him and his mom through the years. In one final and unselfish act Mr. McCoy became the father to Tommy that up until then he never was; you can just guess what happened in that faithful eight round after The battered and almost beaten Tommy McCoy heard that bit of news.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Obtaining a copy. jul-geo
Discuss The Crowd Roars (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?