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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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Taglines:

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

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Action | Drama

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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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A Definite Classic
1 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With such a wonderful story or plot, this movie overcomes the bias that one might have for the believability of Robert Taylor as a boxer. You can't help but pull for Tommy McCoy to win. If you like a myriad of emotions within a movie then I would definitely recommend this one. I laughed, choked back a tear and I was on the edge of my seat during the ending. This movie has everything that makes a great movie. It has a wonderful plot, a great lead actor with a great supporting cast, a beautiful actress (Maureen O'Sullivan), good versus evil, suspense and a surprise ending. The Crowd Roars is a gem that I plan on adding to my collection. You don't have to be a sports fan to love this one, but it does help. I can't understand how this movie has gotten lost in roar of the crowd.


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