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The Fighter (1952)

 -  Drama  -  23 May 1952 (USA)
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In Mexico, a young boxer uses his winnings to buy guns to avenge his family's murder.

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Complete credited cast:
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Felipe Rivera
Vanessa Brown ...
Kathy
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Durango
Frank Silvera ...
Paulino
Roberta Haynes ...
Nevis
Hugh Sanders ...
Roberts
Claire Carleton ...
Stella
Martin Garralaga ...
Luis Rivera
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Maria
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Alvarado
Margarita Padilla ...
Elba
Paul Fierro ...
Jose
Rico Alaniz ...
Carlos
Paul Marion ...
Rivas
Robert Wells ...
Tex
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In Mexico, a young boxer uses his winnings to buy guns to avenge his family's murder.

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Antartes tou Mexikou  »

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Conte's performance and James Wong Howe's camera save this film
19 August 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Conte plays Felipe Rivera, a Mexican who joins up with a revolutionary group trying to wrest the country from its current leadership. His motivation is unclear to begin with but a long flashback takes care of that. Rivera's chief means of assisting the cause is boxing to raise cash for it. The film is flawed, there's no getting away from that. It has plenty of very wooden, stereotypical acting and the script is pretty crude. But there is some outstanding camera-work here (James Wong Howe was cinematographer, along with an uncredited Floyd Crosby, who shot High Noon and worked on From Here to Eternity), especially the boxing scenes but there are great moments throughout, and Conte's performance is another highlight. His role is ultimately more three dimensional than is often the case (in my experience - seen 9 of his films) and his fight scenes are great. Conte fans will almost certainly enjoy the film. Cobb's performance (as the leader of the revolutionaries) will divide viewers, but I enjoyed it - enthusiasm over realism. All in all, good fun. It's public domain and you can watch it online on The Internet Archive.


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