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Ringside (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 14 July 1949 (USA)
Joe O'Hara, a hard fighter, wants the championship title for the money to finance the concert pianist career of his brother Mike, who also could be a good fighter. When Joe fights the title... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike O'Hara / King Cobra (as Don Barry)
... Joe O'Hara
... Janet 'J.L.' Brannigan
... Joy White
... Tiger Johnson
... Oscar Brannigan
... Radio Announcer
William Edmunds ... Prof. Berger
... Fight Manager
... Timid Man
... Bettor (as Mike Vallon)
Edit Angold ... Mama Berger
... Fight Second (as Jimmie Martin)
... Doctor
Frankie Van ... Referee
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Joe O'Hara, a hard fighter, wants the championship title for the money to finance the concert pianist career of his brother Mike, who also could be a good fighter. When Joe fights the title bout someone tells his opponent, Tiger Johnson, that one of his eyes is bad and Johnson works on it until Joe loses the fight and his eyesight. Mike is enraged and starts training for the ring. He works himself up to the title bout with Tiger Johnson. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Boxing Turkey
29 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Two brothers use their boxing skills to help each other.

I got this turkey in the 3-movie package of Forgotten Noir. Good thing the other two aren't so bad. Reviewer bkoganbing is spot on. The premise is ludicrous, at best. Having tough guy King Cobra (Barry) sashay from the ring to the concert stage requires more than a little stretch.

No need to belabor the cheap sets, the screwball storyline, or the bad photography. Too bad the results don't rise to a campy level. I'm just sorry that two good performers like Barry and Brown are wasted in this misfire. One thing for sure—despite the bad script, they certainly look like brothers.

(In passing— Speaking of brothers, ex- pug Tony Canzoneri {Swinger Martin} could pass for Edward G. Robinson's thuggish brother.)


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