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Gentleman Jim -- Errol Flynn ("The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Captain Blood") stars in this fun-filled biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Gentleman Jim -- Trailer for this boxing story

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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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User Reviews:
Thoroughly enjoyable See more (47 total) »

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)
Jack Herrick ... Bodyguard, Donaldson's Partner (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)
Mathew McCue ... Championship Fight Spectator (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)

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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Additional Details

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Runtime:
104 min
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Language:
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:
Director Raoul Walsh originally wanted Barry Fitzgerald for Corbett's father and suggested Ann Sheridan and Rita Hayworth for the romantic lead.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the fight scene at the beginning of the movie, when the police swarm in and begin beating the two fighters with their night sticks, you can clearly see several of them flexing as they are being swung. This is particularly evident with the officer on the left as he repeatedly hits "The Mauler". It's obvious they are made of rubber.See more »
Quotes:
Victoria Ware:You're thinking about Sullivan?
James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim:Yeah. I can see him now walking back to his room, alone, lying there all night and thinking, 'What's the use of ever getting up again?' John L! He'll never thump another bar and shout, 'I can lick any man in the world.' He must be lost.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Seven Days in May (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)See more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Thoroughly enjoyable, 19 April 2005
Author: Michael Zimmers from Cupertino

This film enhanced my opinion of Errol Flynn. While Flynn is of course best known for his savoir-faire and sprezzatura (to throw in a couple of high-falutin' European terms!), this film gives him an opportunity to stretch (albeit only slightly) as an actor, as he plays an unabashed social climber with a big ego and a sense of nerve to match. The supporting cast is excellent; everyone seems well-chosen for their roles.

The story moves briskly and, while not particularly profound (it misses, perhaps intentionally, the opportunity to render social commentary on the massively uneven distribution of income during that time), it certainly entertains and satisfies. From what I know of Jim Corbett, the story is also reasonably faithful to history. I also really liked the great depictions of 1880s San Francisco. All in all, there's little not to like about this film...very well worth the time to watch it.

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