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Director:
Writers:
Vincent Lawrence (screen play) and
Horace McCoy (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
14 November 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The grandest story of the Naughty "Nineties" becomes the gayest picture of the Fighting "Forties!"
Plot:
As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Errol Flynn ... James J. Corbett

Alexis Smith ... Victoria Ware

Jack Carson ... Walter Lowrie

Alan Hale ... Pat Corbett
John Loder ... Carlton De Witt

William Frawley ... Billy Delaney
Minor Watson ... Buck Ware

Ward Bond ... John L. Sullivan
Madeleine Lebeau ... Anna Held (as Madeleine LeBeau)

Rhys Williams ... Harry Watson
Arthur Shields ... Father Burke
Dorothy Vaughan ... Ma Corbett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hooper Atchley ... (uncredited)
Clara Blandick ... Woman on Train (uncredited)
Monte Blue ... Gambler in "Lucky Guy" (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Policeman (uncredited)
Walter Byron ... Ringside Telegrapher (uncredited)
Georgia Caine ... Mrs. Geary (uncredited)
Johnny Calkins ... Boy (uncredited)
Davison Clark ... Auctioneer (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Judge Geary (uncredited)
Hal Craig ... Telegrapher (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Duffy - Referee (uncredited)
Harry Crocker ... Charles Crocker (uncredited)
Wade Crosby ... Manager (uncredited)
William B. Davidson ... Donovan (uncredited)
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Flannagan (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... Renaud (uncredited)
Joe Devlin ... Hogan (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Peggy Diggins ... Beautiful Actress (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Fiske ... Telegrapher (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Harry Corbett (uncredited)
James Flavin ... George Corbett (uncredited)
Art Foster ... Jack Burke (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Usher (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Casey (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Mug (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ... Clerk (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Smith (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Woman at Opera (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Reporter (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Man on Telephone (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Old Man (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Sutro (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... (uncredited)
Joe King ... Col. McLane (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... (uncredited)
Charles Lang ... (uncredited)
Ed Lewis ... Hoghead (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Harrigan (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Station Master (uncredited)
John Maxwell ... Stockbroker (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Olympic Club Member (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Gov. Stanford (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Jake Kilrain (uncredited)
Lon McCallister ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Callahan - Ticket Taker (uncredited)
John Merkyl ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Spectator - Sullivan Fight (uncredited)
Pat Moriarity ... Spectator - Sullivan Fight (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... Broker (uncredited)
Henry O'Hara ... Colis Huntington (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Detective (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Dennis Simmons - Doorman (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Detective (uncredited)
Marilyn Phillips ... Mary Corbett (uncredited)
Jack Roper ... Donaldson (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Hansom Cab Driver (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Bank President McInnes (uncredited)
Freddie Steele ... Referee (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... Joe Choynski (uncredited)
Dan Tobey ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Charlotte Treadway ... Matron (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Referee (uncredited)
Leo White ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson ... Gurney (uncredited)
Joan Winfield ... Actress (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Reporter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
 
Writing credits
Vincent Lawrence (screen play) and
Horace McCoy (screen play)

James J. Corbett (based upon the life of)

Produced by
Robert Buckner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld (music) (as H. Roemheld)
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox (director of photography) (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Killifer (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Clarence Steensen (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
C.A. Riggs .... sound
 
Stunts
Mushy Callahan .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Don Siegel .... montages
James Leicester .... montage (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestral arrangements
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ed Cochrane .... technical advisor
Hugh Cummings .... dialogue director
Mushy Callahan .... trainer: Errol Flynn (uncredited)
Henry Iblings .... double: Errol Flynn (uncredited)
Ed Lewis .... boxing double: Ward Bond (uncredited)
Freddie Steele .... double: Errol Flynn (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Norway:A (1950) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (Certificate No. 8440) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to "Variety," the real Corbett was "self-effacing" and had a "quiet personality.," which is at odds with the brash extrovert that is pictured in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: The night the Corbetts are moving out of their old home to go to the one that Jim had bought for them, the shadow of the boom mic is clearly seen moving along the left wall as they come down the outside steps.See more »
Quotes:
Judge Geary:We'll take in a few clean-cut boys from good families, and if we can't make you fighters into gentlemen, we'll try to make some gentlemen into fighters.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Top dollar sports biopic., 21 March 2008
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Loosely based on the James J Corbett biography "The Roar Of The Crowd", Gentleman Jim is a wonderfully breezy picture that perfectly encapsulates not only the rise of the pugilistic prancer that was Corbett, but also the wind of change as regards the sport of boxing circa the 1890s.

The story follows Corbett {a perfectly casted Errol Flynn} from his humble beginnings as a bank teller in San Fransico, thru to a chance fight with an ex boxing champion that eventually leads to him fighting the fearsome heavyweight champion of the world, John L Sullivan {beefcake personified delightfully by Ward Bond}. Not all the fights are in the ring tho, and it's all the spin off vignettes in Corbett's life that makes this a grand entertaining picture. There are class issues to overcome here {perfectly played out as fellow club members pay to have him knocked down a peg or two}, and Corbett has to not only fight to get respect from his so called peers, but he must also overcome his ego as it grows as briskly as his reputation does. Along with the quite wonderful Corbett family, and all their stoic humorous support, Corbett's journey is as enthralling as it is joyous, yet as brash and as bold as he is, he is a very likable character, and it's a character that befits the tagged moniker he got of Gentleman Jim.

The film never sags for one moment, and it's a testament to director Raoul Walsh that although we are eagerly awaiting the final fight, the outer ring goings on are keeping us firmly entertained, not even the love interest sub plot hurts this picture {thank you Alexis Smith}. The fight sequences stand up really well, and they perfectly show just how Corbett became the champ he was, his brand of dancing rings round slugger fighters is now firmly placed in boxing history. As the final reel rolls we all come down to earth as an after fight meeting between Sullivan and Corbett puts all the brutality into context, and it's here where humility and humbleness becomes the outright winner, and as far as this viewer goes, it will do for me to be sure to be sure. 9/10 for a truly wonderful picture.

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