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Flesh and Fury (1952)

A deaf boxer is exploited by a gold-digging blonde.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

William Alland (story), Bernard Gordon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Paul Callan
Jan Sterling ... Sonya Bartow
Mona Freeman ... Ann Hollis
Wallace Ford ... Jack 'Pop' Richardson
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Richardson
Katherine Locke Katherine Locke ... Mrs. Hollis
Harry Shannon ... Mike Callan - Paul's Father
Louis Jean Heydt ... Whitey
Tom Powers ... Andy Randolph
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Hackett
Harry Guardino ... Lou Callan - Paul's Brother
Joe Gray ... Cliff
Harry Raven Harry Raven ... Murphy
Ted Stanhope ... Maris - the Butler
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Storyline

Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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FURY IN HIS FISTS!...two kinds of women in his arms! See more »

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Drama | Film-Noir | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

12 September 1952 (Saudi Arabia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hear No Evil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the climactic boxing match, Tony Curtis's weight is announced as 146 and a half pounds, his opponent's as 147 pounds. See more »

Quotes

Sonya Bartow: I love you too, Paul... in my own funny way.
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Referenced in Four Star Playhouse: Man in the Box (1953) See more »

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18 July 2015 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a young Tony Curtis. boxing. and Jan Sterling in a role as puzzle of shadows. lovely for story, far to be original, it is a seductive movie about vulnerabilities, courage and love. about choices and changes. and that fact does it seductive. not great or nice but interesting. like each easy story who reminds the fundamental things in wise manner. a film who preserves its romanticism as basic tool for create a large audience. and a touching social message about the need of help for the other. so, a mixture of romance and social cause. nothing complicated, good occasion for rediscover Tony Curtis at his first steps in a lead role. and a beautiful atmosphere. so, a nice show. touching, seductive and with an useful moral lesson.


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