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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
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'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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A Sensational Drama . . Puts the MAN in Romance ! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La foule en délire  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Fleming directed two retake scenes in July 1938 because Richard Thorpe already had been assigned to direct another production. 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

Thomas 'Tommy': I'm gonna walk out of this racket with pearl studs and a gold cane.
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Connections

Remade as Killer McCoy (1947) 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
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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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