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The Big Timer (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Sport | 10 March 1932 (USA)
An up and coming boxer ( Ben Lyon) runs into problems when he takes on a women fight manager (Constance Cummings). Ben Lyon is once again playing with Tom Dugan [They co-starred in "The Hot... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Buzzell (as Eddie Buzzell)

Writers:

Robert Riskin (screenplay), Robert Riskin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ben Lyon ... Cooky Bradford
Constance Cummings ... Honey Baldwin
Thelma Todd ... Kay Mitchell
Tom Dugan ... Schultzy (as Tommy Dugan)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Dan Wilson (as Robert E. O'Connor)
Charley Grapewin ... Pop Baldwin (as Charles Grapewin)
Russell Hopton ... Sullivan
Jack Miller Jack Miller ... Scrappy Martin
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Storyline

An up and coming boxer ( Ben Lyon) runs into problems when he takes on a women fight manager (Constance Cummings). Ben Lyon is once again playing with Tom Dugan [They co-starred in "The Hot Heiress"(1931)]. This one is directed by Edward Buzzell. 74 minutes.

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Taglines:

"I'm the guy who Okays the dames and Kayoes the palookas!" (original poster)

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Challenger See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ben Lyon and Constance Cummings
15 December 2007 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Terrific precode boxing film with Ben Lyon as the boxer and Constance Cummings as his manager/wife.

Snappy dialog helps move this story as Lyon starts to succeed but falls prey to a swelled head and floozy socialite Thelma Todd. Will there be redemption? Lyon is very handsome and has a great voice; Cummings is gorgeous. Each should have had better film careers. They were big names in early talkies but petered out by the middle of the decade.

Supporting cast includes Tom Dugan, Nat Pendleton, Charley Grapewin, Irving Bacon, Russell Hopton, Robert Emmett O'Connor, and Selmer Jackson.

Worth a look.


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