The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially ... See full summary »
The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially interested is ex-college boy Ken Burke who is trying to quickly make it to the top, and young brawny Swedish janitor Olaf Jensen who believes Judy will fall for him if he becomes a champion boxer. The rivalry between the two friends leads them to an inevitable meeting in the ring. Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The mystery is: Why on earth did I watch it to the end? It's really awful, especially considering the screenplay by a noted writer, good photography, a director who was to do some good things, and several engaging players.
Connie Gilchrist is extremely unbelievable as a Scandinavian landlady. And Dan Dailey, if anything, tops her as the "yanitor" of her building, Olaf. Jean Rogers, an intriguing actress with a mezzo voice, is Gilchrist's niece "Yudy." And with Yudy -- Judy, that is, of course -- comes trouble.
See the boxers are in training and aren't supposed to see women.
William Lundigan is one of the building's tenants. He is a medical school dropout whose boxing. With Dailey and Lundigan, moviegoers of the time got to see quite a bit of beefcake.
Nothing about the movie rings true. Many decent performers are wasted.
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