Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his sexy wife Julie pleads with him to quit. But his manager Tiny is so confident he will lose, he takes money for a "dive" from tough gambler Little Boy...without bothering to tell Stoker. Tension builds as Stoker hopes to "take" Tiger Nelson, unaware of what will happen to him if he does. Written by
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I Want a Man... Not a Human Punching Bag!
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Did You Know?
With this film, his ninth for RKO, Robert Wise
fulfilled his contract with the studio and was able to go off and freelance for other studios. See more
When Stoker is laying on the dressing room table after the fight, the position of Gus's "Love" magazine, located above Stoker's head, changes from the medium shot to the closeup. See more
Well, that's the way it is. You're a fighter, you gotta fight.
Referenced in The Subject Was Roses
"The Nearness of You' (1938) (uncredited)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
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