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They Never Come Back (1932)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 10 May 1932 (USA)
Prizefighter Jimmy Nolan, facing an opportunity to get a championship fight, is knocked out when he sustains what is apparently a permanent injury to his arm. From there, Nolan's path leads... See full summary »

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(as Fred Newmeyer)

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(continuity), (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Adele Landon
Edward Woods ...
Ralph Landon (as Eddie Woods)
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Mary Nolan
Earle Foxe ...
Jerry Filmore
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Kate
James J. Jeffries ...
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Eddie Donovan
'Little Billy' Rhodes ...
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Jack Richardson ...
Hank Bates
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Prizefighter Jimmy Nolan, facing an opportunity to get a championship fight, is knocked out when he sustains what is apparently a permanent injury to his arm. From there, Nolan's path leads downhill. He is drawn into a romance with a nightclub entertainer, then is framed on a theft charge by a jealous suitor. After his prison term, Nolan makes a spectacular comeback in a fight which proves his courage and integrity, while disproving the fallacy about the old sports adage that "they never come back." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1.37 : 1
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Ridiculous, Time-Wasting, Minor Crime + Boxing Yarn
6 November 2008 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

In his autobiography, Yakima Canutt doesn't mention They Never Come Back (1932) in which he obviously doubled for Regis Toomey in the hard-hitting boxing scenes. And no wonder! It's a time-wasting movie despite the presence of an attractive female threesome in the persons of Dorothy Sebastian, Greta Granstedt and Gertrude Astor. The male players, on the other hand, are strictly from hunger. It's enough to say that Kit Guard, in an uncredited role as Toomey's second, walks away with the big boys' acting honors. The boring script also rates as unintentionally ridiculous and Fred Newmeyer's direction (or rather lack of direction) totally inept.


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