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Right Cross (1950)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  6 October 1950 (USA)
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Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Rick Garvey
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Johnny Monterez
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Sean O'Malley
Teresa Celli ...
Marina Monterez
Barry Kelley ...
Allan Goff
Tom Powers ...
Tom Balford
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Mom Monterez
Marianne Stewart ...
Audrey
John Gallaudet ...
Phil Tripp
Wally Maher ...
First Reporter
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Second Reporter
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Ken, the Third Reporter (as Ken Tobey)
Bert Davidson ...
Fourth Reporter
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John Hamilton ...
Horse Owner (unconfirmed)
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Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes up drinking and women (including Marilyn Monroe in nightclub bit part). Johnny knows his right hand is going bad and has to work fast to make real money. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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6 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Cruce de derecha  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Sean O'Malley: I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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June Allyson steals the show
20 January 2001 | by (Tempe, Arizona) – See all my reviews

A great example of movies made in an era where innocence was valued and innuendo was cleverly used to convey steamier topics which couldn't be given a thorough treatment outright. Using boxing as a vehicle, the movie deals with fidelity, racism, and the struggle in post WWII USA between those achieving the American Dream and those blocked out by class and ethnicity.

But forget all of that - June Allyson is simply beautiful as the strong-willed and spunky daughter of an Irish boxing promoter, and her real-life husband Dick Powell is uniquely sublime playing a "wannabe" beau with alacrity.

Great flick - just watch it and look at June's beautiful baby-face. There just aren't any actresses with those particular beautiful and innocent youthful charms today!


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