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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 »

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Daniel B. Ullman (story), Ron Ormond (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Mike O'Hara / King Cobra (as Don Barry)
Tom Brown ... Joe O'Hara
Sheila Ryan ... Janet 'J.L.' Brannigan
Margia Dean ... Joy White
John Cason ... Tiger Johnson
Joseph Crehan ... Oscar Brannigan
Lyle Talbot ... Radio Announcer
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Prof. Berger
Harry Brown ... Fight Manager
Chester Clute ... Timid Man
Michael Vallon ... Bettor (as Mike Vallon)
Edit Angold Edit Angold ... Mama Berger
Jimmy Martin ... Fight Second (as Jimmie Martin)
Sam Flint ... Doctor
Frankie Van 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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THE PUNCH-PACKED DRAMA OF FIGHTING ACTION AND TENDER ROMANCE! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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A Boxing Turkey
29 November 2011 | by dougdoepkeSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cobra iskee See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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