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Daniel B. Ullman (story) and
Ron Ormond (adaptation)
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Release Date:
14 July 1949 (USA) See more »
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Joe O'Hara, a hard fighter, wants the championship title for the money to finance the concert pianist career of his brother Mike... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Don 'Red' Barry ... Mike O'Hara / King Cobra (as Don Barry)

Tom Brown ... Joe O'Hara
Sheila Ryan ... Janet 'J.L.' Brannigan

Margia Dean ... Joy White
John L. Cason ... Tiger Johnson (as John Cason)
Joseph Crehan ... Oscar Brannigan

Lyle Talbot ... Radio Announcer
William Edmunds ... Prof. Berger
Harry Brown ... Fight Manager
Chester Clute ... Timid Man
Michael Vallon ... Bettor (as Mike Vallon)
Edit Angold ... Mama Berger
Jimmy Martin ... Fight Second (as Jimmie Martin)
Sam Flint ... Doctor
Frankie Van ... Referee
Dan Tobey ... Fight Announcer
Joey Adams ... Duke Hensel
Tony Canzoneri ... Swinger Markham
Mark Plant ... Gangster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Bain ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
John Breen ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
James J. Casino ... Boxer (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Bobby Henshaw ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Trainer (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Ned Roberts ... Fighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank McDonald 
Writing credits
Daniel B. Ullman (story)

Ron Ormond  adaptation

Produced by
June Carr .... associate producer
Robert L. Lippert .... executive producer
Ron Ormond .... producer
Ira Webb .... associate producer
Original Music by
Walter Greene 
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller  (as Ernest J. Miller)
Film Editing by
Hugh Winn 
Art Direction by
Fred Preble 
Set Decoration by
Ted Offenbecker  (as Theo. Offenbecker)
Makeup Department
Paul Stanhope .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Austen Jewell .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound engineer
Earl Snyder .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Archie R. Dalzell .... camera operator (as Archie Dalzell)
Noble Craig .... grip (uncredited)
James Doolittle .... still photographer (uncredited)
Frank Jenkins .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donald S. Wakeling .... wardrobe (as Don Wakeling)
Music Department
Edward Rebner .... musician: piano
Other crew
Moree Herring .... script supervisor
Murray Lerner .... associate: executive producer Robert L. Lippert
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
Frankie Van .... technical director
Gloria Welsch .... dialogue director (as Gloria Welsh)

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68 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Boxing Turkey, 29 November 2011
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Two brothers use their boxing skills to help each other.

I got this turkey in the 3-movie package of Forgotten Noir. Good thing the other two aren't so bad. Reviewer bkoganbing is spot on. The premise is ludicrous, at best. Having tough guy King Cobra (Barry) sashay from the ring to the concert stage requires more than a little stretch.

No need to belabor the cheap sets, the screwball storyline, or the bad photography. Too bad the results don't rise to a campy level. I'm just sorry that two good performers like Barry and Brown are wasted in this misfire. One thing for sure—despite the bad script, they certainly look like brothers.

(In passing— Speaking of brothers, ex- pug Tony Canzoneri {Swinger Martin} could pass for Edward G. Robinson's thuggish brother.)

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