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The Crowd Roars (1938)

Passed  -  Action | Drama  -  5 August 1938 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

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

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Romance of Park Ave. girl and boy from across the tracks. See more »

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Action | Drama

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5 August 1938 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

According to Robert Taylor's biographers, his mother walked out in the middle of this movie, upset by all the punishment her son was apparently receiving during the boxing scenes. She asked her son why stand-ins couldn't have been used. 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.
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Sung by the church choir for the wedding
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old-fashioned entertainment
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of old-fashioned entertainment that the studios used to churn out every week. Gorgeous Robert Taylor plays a prize fighter, Frank Morgan his moronic father, Edward Arnold a mob boss, and Maureen O'Sullvian is Arnold's beautiful daughter, who falls in love with Taylor. And hello, who wouldn't.

This is a piece very much of its time. Today, the relationship between the Tommy McCoy character as a young kid and the light heavyweight title holder Martin would be instantly suspect. How the world has changed.

The film manages to hold one's interest, especially with its exciting fight sequences. As an added treat, "Hart to Hart" co-star Lionel Stander, who played "Max," has a supporting role. I'd know that voice anywhere.


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