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Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.

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David Howard

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Charles Logue (screenplay), Walter Weems (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Pat Glendon
Jean Rogers ... Maude Sangster
Ward Bond ... Gus 'Knockout' Carrigan
Tommy Bupp ... Tommy
Bryant Washburn ... City Editor
Frank Sheridan ... Sam Steubner
Harry Woods ... 'Ruffhouse' Kelly
Margaret Mann ... Ma Blake
Eddie Borden ... 'Spider' Welsh
Frank Hagney ... Mike Malone
Lloyd Ingraham ... Adams, Newspaper City Editor
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Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.

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JACK LONDON'S Famous Story "The Abysmal Brute" Brought To The Screen

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1936 (USA) See more »

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The Showdown See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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None of the six 1936-1937 Trem Carr/John Wayne action/adventure series for Universal has ever had an official video release. See more »

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Version of Abysmal Brute (1923) See more »

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Duke a fake?
6 May 2010 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

"Conflict" is a formulaic '30's programmer with very little to recommend it. Let's see. You can see a young John Wayne getting experience and time in front of a camera. Jean Rogers is pretty. And there is some very nice background music by Charles Previn.

Well, that's about it. Not much else going on here. Direction was dreadful and the Screenplay was simple-minded, and it all makes you think of Kid's matinees of the 40's - I loved those shows but we also got some cartoons and funny shorts to go with it.

In this one, Duke is a lumberjack/set-up man for a crooked boxing con game working the Northwest with the"Champ" being none other than a youthful Ward Bond. But then Duke adopts an orphan boy, meets Jean Rogers, gets pangs of conscience, and guess what? You guessed correctly, so now you can buy or watch a better DVD, one more worthy of your time and expenditure.


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