Ex-prize fighter Mark Miller, now a sports writer, sets out to expose a murderous gambling ring led by Dano Rizzo. He first learns about the ring when when a fighter dies as a result of ... See full summary »

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Stanley Clements ...
Mark Miller - Reporter
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Kerry Barker
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Dino Rizzo
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Doris Burton
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Bill Burton
Mario Siletti ...
Dominic
Carl Milletaire ...
'Dutch' Gordon
James Flavin ...
Al Bragg
Hal Baylor ...
Augie Grotz
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Doc Allen
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Jim O'Hara
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Ex-prize fighter Mark Miller, now a sports writer, sets out to expose a murderous gambling ring led by Dano Rizzo. He first learns about the ring when when a fighter dies as a result of ring injuries in a mis-matched fight. The boxer took the fight because of his love for Doris Burton, actually the girl friend of Rizzo. Doris' brother Bill gets involved when Rizzo threatens to ruin the (questionable) good name of his sister, unless he helps the gang with some fixed bets. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He's Set For The Kill...in the fight arena,,,in blazing headlines...in a woman's scheming heart! See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Sport

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Passed | See all certifications »
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11 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Rackateers take on the wide world of sports.
16 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A quick hour flies by in this action packed but predictable crime drama of illegal goings on behind the scenes of the world of prize- fighting. This ain't no set-up (either the 1948 movie or the literal definition), and there are few, if any surprises. Reporter Stanley Clements is trying to get the scoop on the racket which lead to the murder of another reporter and his own attack with threats attached. A subplot has Veda Ann Borg as the good-hearted gangster's moll out to protect her brother, a college basketball hero. Briskly paced, it features clinched dialog and mostly one dimensional characters (lead by Ted de Corsia as the villainous "Mr. Big") with Borg standing out as the tough talker who is a real pussycat when it comes to protecting her brother (Scotty Beckett). Gloria Henry plays the stereotypical nice girl, a hard-working newspaper secretary with a romantic interest in the gung-ho Clements. Being released by Allied Artists, this reminds me of a Bowery Boys movie with all of the malapropisms removed, containing only minor member Clements in this one, which basically leaves it to be ultra predictable. Veteran T.V. character actress Maudie Prickett gets a nice little cameo (unbilled) as one of the witnesses to a horrific crime carried out by the bad guys. So this is a tolerable minor programmer where the news ain't really so hot, but it isn't icy cold either.


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