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
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To her, a speak-easy was Home, Sweet Home. To him a fight-ring was the family circle. Until a youngster from nowhere took them over -and made them over! (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany NY)) 22 July 1932) See more »
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 »
Simple, yet heartfelt tale of caring and settling down
An American drama; A story about an overconfident ageing boxer who loses his last match to a hotshot up-and-comer with awful consequences and new responsibilities.
This entertaining character study was nominated for the 1932 Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story. It is a heartwarming story with good progression and good chemistry between the tough, risque club dancer Wynne Gibson, and her partner George Bancroft, who plays a washed up prizefighter with a heart. The way their relationship develops with her fiery demeanour and adapting to guardianship and respectable suburban life, is amusing and winsome, but also touching how she regrets her former life and embraces the new. John Wayne has a supporting part as a shabby, young pugilist. It is a little too long in running time for its hokum story but there is more than enough to sustain interest because it is very watchable.
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