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Lady and Gent (1932)

Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college. He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident. Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Bancroft ... Stag Bailey
Wynne Gibson ... Puff Rogers
Charles Starrett ... Ted Streaver
James Gleason ... Pin Streaver
John Wayne ... Buzz Kinney
Morgan Wallace ... Cash Enright
James Crane ... McSweeley
William Halligan William Halligan ... Doc Hayes
Billy Butts ... Ted (aged 9)
Joyce Compton ... Betty
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Principal
Charley Grapewin ... Grocer (as Charles Grapewin)
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Coroner
Syd Saylor ... Joe
Russ Powell Russ Powell ... 2nd Bartender
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Storyline

Stag Bailey, a slow-witted prizefighter, and his girlfriend, speakeasy hostess Puff Rogers, take over the upbringing of Ted Streaver after his father, Stag's manager, is killed. Ted is a bright boy, bound for college, but he wants to become a prizefighter. Stag and Puff set out to dissuade him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Challenger See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Everyone Knows It But You
Words by Sam Coslow
Music by Arthur Johnston
Copyright 1932 by Famous Music Corp.
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Not a bad little character study.
6 September 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In this unusual Pre-Code film, Slag Bailey (George Bancroft) and Puff (Wynne Gibson) aren't exactly high class folks. Slag is a boxer and Puff is a lounge singer. As for Slag, his career in the boxing ring falls apart when he is overconfident and beaten by a young guy (John Wayne in one of his earliest roles). At about the same time, Slag's beloved manager (James Gleason) is killed...and only a short time later, the manager's son shows up! Instead of sending the boy to an orphanage or giving him to the police, he and Puff decide to pretend to be husband and wife and raise the boy. Puff agrees to do this for a year...which stretches into several years...which stretches to getting the boy into college.

There's not a lot of plot other than that. This is NOT a bad thing, as instead it's an excellent character study about two folks who sacrifice themselves and do good by the boy. Good acting and an interesting script make this an odd but entertaining flick.

So how exactly does this fit Pre-Code sensibilities? Well, no one knows it but Puff and Slag live as husband and wife and only get around to marrying after more than a decade of cohabitation! This is something you NEVER could have seen in the post 1934 Post-Code films...no way!


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