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Flying Fists (1937)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1 July 1937 (USA)
A lumberjack knocks out a champion boxer in a brawl, gets drawn into the boxing world where he is unknowingly set up for a fixed fight.

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(as Bob Hill)

Writers:

(story) (as Rock Hawkey), (screenplay)
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Cast

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Spider
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Bill 'One-Punch' Fagin
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Slug Cassidy (as Guinn Williams)
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Dickie Martin
Charles Williams ...
Meggs, the Reporter
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Jim Conrad
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Monk, Tall Kid (as Billy Benedict)
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ...
Duncan (as Tiny Lipson)
Buster the Dog ...
Fella - Hal's Dog
Friday the Dog ...
Lady, Kay's Dog
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Storyline

Hal Donovan gets into a fight with ex-heavyweight champion Slug Cassidy at a lumber camp in the north woods. Slug takes a bad beating and he and his trainer, Spider, urge Hal to become a professional boxer. Soon, "Chopper" Hal proves to be a natural and is beating all comers. He meets Kay Conrad, who is struggling to support her father, an ex-fighter invalided for life in the ring, and her young brother Dickie. Kay hates everything connected to the sport, and Hal keeps her ignorant of his profession. But Slug and Spider tell the Conrads of Hal's identity as "Chopper" Hal, and Kay breaks off the engagement while Hal takes to the open road. Hal, now a tramp, picks up odd jobs where he can find them and one of them leads him to a training camp where he meets Slug and Spider with their new fighter Lion Lee. He also meets Kay and learns that her father is in desperate need of money. He accepts Spider's offer to fight Lee, on the condition that he take a dive in the third round. Kay learns ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Passed | See all certifications »
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1 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Comeback  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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Katherine 'Kay' Conrad: You've got to go in there and win.
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