Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan plays his girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his brother ... See full summary »
Judge Moffett is as crooked as they come and the Board of Judicial Corruption is after him. So he hides out in the poor part of town. While there, she drops the bankbook that Moffett has ... See full summary »
A gambler comes into town to testify before the grand jury. He is killed by the mob before he can testify. Joe Geary (Kennedy) is fired from the police force for being soft on crime. This ... See full summary »
In the fever-stricken areas of Cuba a brave band of scientists, doctors and U. S. Marines fight a losing battle against the deadly plague of 'Yello Jack,' until the great heroic risk taken by an Irish sergeant brings victory.
George B. Seitz
This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a ... See full summary »
Arnie Judlow, an inmate at San Quentin prison serving a life sentence for murder, devises a daring plan with his wife and his brother Bill to help him escape, part of which involves Bill ... See full summary »
Harold J. Stone,
In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what ... See full summary »
Kennedy keeps Knockout on it's feet into late rounds.
In his first lead role stalwart actor Arthur Kennedy displays a cocky confidence as Johnny Rocket in Knockout, a film he carries into the late rounds before getting KO'd by an improbable but B picture demanding finish. It has early nor promise.
Johnny Rocket' s got a promising career as a fighter but calls it quits to avoid going punchy. After getting shortchanged on purchasing his contract an unscrupulous manager (Anthony Quinn) lures him back to the ring where his ego and a rich reporter dame get the best of him before he careens down hill.
Director Clemens does what he can most of the way with Knockout before it does so giving it a good pace with a pair of economic montages that move the story along and develop character. Quinn presents a suave snake and there is a performance of note by Cornel Wilde in a minor role but little support is offered from Olymbe Bradne's frozen performance as his wife and Virginia Fields jaded temptress.
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