When boxer Joey McGrath dies in the ring, the medical examiner reports no special circumstances and the Press put it down to a tragic accident. A lab technician in the ME's office informs ... See full summary »

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Barney Jarreau
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Rudy Krasna
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When boxer Joey McGrath dies in the ring, the medical examiner reports no special circumstances and the Press put it down to a tragic accident. A lab technician in the ME's office informs Eliot Ness that the medical report was fixed and McGrath had a high level of morphine in his blood, suggesting he had been drugged before the bout. McGrath's manager Barney Jarreau is a straight arrow who wasn't involved in the fix but with the McGrath incident about to be reviewed, numbers racketeer Rudy Krasna decides to force Jarreau's hand to fix an upcoming championship fight. Ness pressures Jarreau to help them out but he is reluctant to do so in order to protect his wife. Written by garykmcd

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13 April 1961 (USA)  »

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Not The Normal Boxing Tale
29 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can you go wrong with characters named "Blinkie," "Herbie," "Hymie," "Rocky," "Rudy" and "Johnny Acropolis"? That's just some of what you get in this boxing-fix story, where an honest fighter is given the drug morphine during the fight and thus, slows down enough to get pulverized...and eventually killed.

It looks like the crime is covered up pretty well, when a crooked medical examiner reports nothing out of the ordinary. However, an honest lab tech sees what the true story is, and goes to Elliot Ness with it. Ness and the Untouchables take it from there.

The big question is whether the obvious guilty party - the boxer's manager "Barney Jarreau" (Harold J. Stone) - is actually so. He seems totally innocent. What's the deal? There's a second part to this story, too, concerning a racketeer and Barney's illegal-alien wife. All in all, an interesting story that isn't solved until the very end.....and not with violence.


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