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?
Based upon a narrative poem published in 1928 by Joseph Moncure March
, who gave up his job as the first managing editor of "The New Yorker" to devote himself to writing. On the strength of it, he went to Hollywood as a screenwriter, remaining there for a dozen years. In 1948 he volunteered to work on this film, but was turned down. He was incensed that his black boxer Pansy Jones was changed into the white Stoker Thompson. See more
Ticket prices on the fight poster showed $2.00 ringside, $1.50 for dress circle and .75 cents for gallery seats. The price on Julie's ticket was $1.65. See more
Yeah, top spot. And I'm just one punch away.
I remember the first time you told me that. You were just one punch away from the title shot then. Don't you see, Bill, you'll always be just one punch away.
Referenced in The Subject Was Roses
"The Nearness of You' (1938) (uncredited)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
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