Following a mishap in the ring, hard-nosed lightweight Tommy "Killer" McCoy gets mixed-up with a big-time gambler and falls for his educated daughter, Sheila, against her father's better wishes.

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Roy Rowland
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Mickey Rooney ... Tommy McCoy / Killer McCoy
Brian Donlevy ... Jim Caighn
Ann Blyth ... Sheila Carrson
James Dunn ... Brian McCoy
Tom Tully ... Cecil Y. Walsh
Sam Levene ... Happy
Walter Sande ... Bill Thorne
Mickey Knox ... Johnny Martin
James Bell ... Father Patrick Ryan
Gloria Holden ... Mrs. Laura McCoy
Eve March ... Mrs. Martin
June Storey ... Arlene - Waitress
Douglas Croft ... Danny Burns, Newsboy
Bob Steele ... Sailor Graves
David Clarke ... Pete Mariola
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Following a mishap in the ring, hard-nosed lightweight Tommy "Killer" McCoy gets mixed-up with a big-time gambler and falls for his educated daughter, Sheila, against her father's better wishes.

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Drama

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This film received its initial television presentation in Seattle Wednesday 7 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5); in Chicago it first aired 7 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia 2 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Altoona PA 9 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) and by Minneapolis 13 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); in New York City it was first telecast 2 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco 1 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), followed by Los Angeles 26 December 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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In the seventh round of his fight against Patsy Cigones (Larry Cisneros), Tommy McCoy (Mickey Rooney) is actually held up by the referee to prevent him from falling after he takes a strong hit from his opponent. See more »

Quotes

Brian McCoy: Aw, Tommy, this'll be a lesson to me. I'll never do it again. I give you my sacred word of honor.
Tommy McCoy: This is the payoff. We signed for Dominic and we have to draw Johnny Martin. And now you have to blow a good part of the purse we haven't even got yet. I ought to let you take the rap for this.
Brian McCoy: Aw, but you wouldn't do that, your own father?
Happy: Six hundred for what? You can bury him for fifty.
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Referenced in Super Tramp (1989) See more »

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Real Punches?
21 September 2006 | by bbowman-7See all my reviews

No he's no Di Niro but his street pug slugging came off very real. Mickey Rooney looked like he was really taking some shots up there and I wouldn't doubt it if he actually insisted on doing it for the realism. Either that or the editing deserved an Oscar! Interesting cameo of , Johnny Andrisiano,( Rocky ) the real-life fighter who trained Mic for the film. (And who died mysteriously-suicide?) Also keep your eyes peeled for a quick but fleeting glimpse of Shelly Winters as one of two autograph hounds in the car. James Dunn playing his poor song-and-dance soul was superb! This movie is a rare gem and it really deserves more credit than it's given.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer McCoy See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,000,000
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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