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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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Complete credited cast:
Rick Garvey
Johnny Monterez
Sean O'Malley
Teresa Celli ...
Marina Monterez
Barry Kelley ...
Allan Goff
Tom Powers ...
Tom Balford
Mom Monterez
Marianne Stewart ...
John Gallaudet ...
Phil Tripp
Wally Maher ...
First Reporter
Second Reporter
Ken, the Third Reporter (as Ken Tobey)
Bert Davidson ...
Fourth Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Horse Owner (unconfirmed)


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 <>

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Release Date:

6 October 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cruce de derecha  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sean O'Malley: I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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I completely disagree with the prevailing opinions on this one.
2 September 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

greaser unsure of its direction married to Powell several years disagree with others--MUCH better boxing films out there. good, tough boxing sequences reaction AFTER he decks Dick is bizarre unlikable

For the most part, the reviews for "Right Cross" on IMDb are very, very positive. I have a hard time understanding this, as I thought the film was mediocre until the end--and then it was downright awful.

Johnny (Ricardo Montalban) is in love with Pat (June Allyson)--though for the life of me, I had no idea what attracted either towards each other. Regardless, Johnny is a boxer and is a real contender for the championship. However, the years of boxing have taken their toll--and the doctor tells Johnny he may have to give up boxing because he hand may not hold up. So, instead of dealing with it, Johnny spends most of the movie sulking and acting like a jerk. He never is consistent as a character and you wonder why ANYONE wants to be around him. Because of this, Rick (Dick Powell) thinks perhaps he should make a play for Pat-- after all, he's secretly had a crush on her for some time. What will happen with 'the big fight'?

The film was only okay. On the plus side, the boxing sequences were good but the characters were bland and often contradictory (especially Johnny). But he ending...YUCK!!! It made zero sense and Rick's reaction AFTER Johnny belts him is just ultra-bizarre. The film is poorly written and there are TONS of other boxing films that are significantly better than this one. In fact, MOST boxing films are significantly better than this one!

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