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?
One of two boxing movies released in 1949 which are now considered seminal examples of the genre - the other film being Mark Robson
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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
I tell you, Tiny, you gotta let him in on it.
How many times I gotta say it? There's no percentage in smartenin' up a chump.
Referenced in The Subject Was Roses
"Paradise (1931) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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