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(1949)

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  • Midge Kelly, hitchhiking west with lame brother Connie, is hustled unprepared into a pro boxing match. Though he's severely beaten, manager Tommy Haley finds him promising. Arrived in California, Midge and Connie find nothing but a menial job from which Midge gets relief by seducing Emma, a lovely young waitress. One shotgun marriage later, ambitious Midge falls back on the only option he knows: boxing. Seduced by cheering crowds, money, and a succession of blondes, Midge becomes more and more of a hero in public...and a heel in private.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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