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Bill Crane, an up and coming honest boxer, runs afoul of Taggerty and his fellow racketeers by fighting fair. They set out to ruin Crane but with the support of his girl Mary and newspaperman Matson the pugilist stands up to the mob.
J. Carrol Naish
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The one person who makes the movie watchable is the delightful (on screen), and intensely tragic (in real life) Edith Fellows. After watching the movie, I looked for other movies of her, and then got the surprise. She didn't get many roles, probably none in a la creme movies, and that was - to top it all, due to her short stature! She was a delightful soprano, sweet looking, good figure, and despite that she couldn't get even musicals! This one is of course out and out her movie, and she does full justice to her part. Probably, after experience as child actress, even at this tender age, she was 17, the age of the on-screen role, she wasn't really a green-horn.
It isn't a very unpredictable movie, the ugly duckling here has quite a few fairy godmothers,from Katy, to her best friend Susie, to cousin Marian, who were ready to do anything to protect her, even playing cupid against Linda (Edith)'s own cupid identity. There was only one cruel step-sister here, Eileen, who was step-sister cum step mother (legal guardian).Though it might not look as fair fight, one against many, but shrewd and manipulative Eileen was able to partially make it even. The musical numbers were excellently rendered by Edith and Wilbur. If my memory serves me right, this is the first soprano version of "ochi chernye" I have heard, and Edith didn't disappoint.
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