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Iron Man (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport | 20 September 1951 (USA)
An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

W.R. Burnett (novel), George Zuckerman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Chandler ... Coke Mason
Evelyn Keyes ... Rose Warren Mason
Stephen McNally ... George Mason
Rock Hudson ... Tommy 'Speed' O'Keefe - aka Kosco
Joyce Holden ... 'Tiny' Ford - Photographer
Jim Backus ... Max Watkins
James Arness ... Alex Mallick (as Jim Arness)
Steve Martin Steve Martin ... Joe Savella
George Baxter ... Herb Riley
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Storyline

In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He's all man in the ring -- or anywhere!

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir | Sport

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In their championship bout that climaxes the movie, Jeff Chandler is introduced at 212 pounds, Rock Hudson at 198 pounds. See more »

Quotes

Rose Warren: [on the men in her life] Yes, I'm thinking about Speed and I'm thinking about Coke.
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Version of Iron Man (1931) See more »

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Jeff Chandler Grows Up
4 February 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jeff Chandler is a coal miner who wants to open a radio store with his girl, Evelyn Keyes. His brother, Stephen McNally, manages him, as much as anyone can. In the ring, Chandler turns into an animal, barely held back from killing his opponents. Sports columnist Jim Backus keeps writing that he should be thrown out of boxing. When Miss Keyes and McNally pay off another boxer to throw the fight, and Chandler finds out, he walks out, determined to become the world champion and earn the respect of the booing crowds.

I haven't seen the 1931 version of this movie, in which Tod Browning directs Lew Ayres in the lead role, but this is as brutal a movie as the Production Code would permit. Carl Guthrie's camerawork makes Chandler look like an animal during the matches. While there's some pop psychology to explain Chandler's savagery, that is the point of this effective movie.

Bob


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atsalenios andras See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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