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Right Cross (1950)

Passed | | Drama, Sport | 6 October 1950 (USA)
Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes ... See full summary »

Director:

John Sturges

Writer:

Charles Schnee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Pat O'Malley
Dick Powell ... Rick Garvey
Ricardo Montalban ... Johnny Monterez
Lionel Barrymore ... Sean O'Malley
Teresa Celli ... Marina Monterez
Barry Kelley ... Allan Goff
Tom Powers ... Tom Balford
Mimi Aguglia ... Mom Monterez
Marianne Stewart ... Audrey
John Gallaudet ... Phil Tripp
Wally Maher Wally Maher ... First Reporter
Larry Keating ... Second Reporter
Kenneth Tobey ... Ken, the Third Reporter (as Ken Tobey)
Bert Davidson Bert Davidson ... Fourth Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Hamilton ... Horse Owner (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes up drinking and women (including Marilyn Monroe in nightclub bit part). Johnny knows his right hand is going bad and has to work fast to make real money. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruce de derecha See more »

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Budget:

$873,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Watch for Marilyn Monroe in her last uncredited role as "Dusky Ledoux". See more »

Goofs

When Pat drives out to the training camp, about 15 minutes into the film, she parks with the front of the car past the steps and nearly parallel with the porch. But, when she leaves a few minutes later, the position of the car has changed. The front of the car is facing the steps and is nearly perpendicular to the porch. See more »

Quotes

Sean O'Malley: I don't like any man who's ashamed of the blood that's in him.
Pat O'Malley: Johnny isn't ashamed of being a Mexican. It's just that he doesn't like some of the things that have happened to him because he's a Mexican.
Sean O'Malley: Let him go, Pat.
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June Allyson steals the show
20 January 2001 | by bobfvSee all my reviews

A great example of movies made in an era where innocence was valued and innuendo was cleverly used to convey steamier topics which couldn't be given a thorough treatment outright. Using boxing as a vehicle, the movie deals with fidelity, racism, and the struggle in post WWII USA between those achieving the American Dream and those blocked out by class and ethnicity.

But forget all of that - June Allyson is simply beautiful as the strong-willed and spunky daughter of an Irish boxing promoter, and her real-life husband Dick Powell is uniquely sublime playing a "wannabe" beau with alacrity.

Great flick - just watch it and look at June's beautiful baby-face. There just aren't any actresses with those particular beautiful and innocent youthful charms today!


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