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Lady and Gent ()


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

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Slag Bailey
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Puff Rogers
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Ted Streaver
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Pin Streaver
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Buzz Kinney
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Cash Enright
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McSweeley
William Halligan ...
Doc Hayes
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Ted (aged 9)
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Betty
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Principal
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Grocer (as Charles Grapewin)
Lew Kelly ...
Coroner
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Joe
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2nd Bartender
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Jim
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1st Bartender
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Judge (scenesDeleted) (as A.S. Byron)
John Beck ...
Workman
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Small Arena Fighter Spider Webb
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Minister
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Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
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Ironton Fight Announcer (uncredited)
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Judge (uncredited)
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Member of 8th Grade Graduating Class (uncredited)
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McSweeley's Henchman (uncredited)
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Referee (uncredited)
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Eddie, Puff's Nightclub Host (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
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Fight Commentator (uncredited)
Fred Wallace ...
Watchman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Roberts

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Grover Jones ... ()
 
William Slavens McNutt ... ()

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John Leipold ... (uncredited)

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Harry Fischbeck ... (photographed by)

Casting By

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Mel Ballerino ... (uncredited)
Fred A. Datig ... (uncredited)

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Charles Barton ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Gene Merritt ... sound (uncredited)

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Cliff Blackstone ... camera operator (uncredited)
Junius Estep ... still photographer (uncredited)
Arthur A. Lane ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Joe Egli ... casting assistant (uncredited)

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Slow-witted prizefighter Stag Bailey 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

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Taglines They came out of the gutter...this "Lady and Gent"- where crooks sneak through the night, where shady women ply an ageless trade. They went into the clean country...under the blue of the heavens...the grimy fists of a kid reached into their hearts and brought them an honest and decent love. (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York, NY)) 14 July 1932) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Wer hat hier recht? (Germany)
  • El retador (Spain)
  • 歓呼の涯 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Леди и Джентльмен (Russia)
  • The Challenger
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  • 84 min
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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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in It Don't Mean a Thing... (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Everyone Knows It But You See more »

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