Gentleman Jim (1942)

Gentleman Jim




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Maybe Errol Flynn was never the war hero that he often played, but he was a capable boxer, and Gentleman Jim makes full use of this skill. Flynn stars as Jim Corbett, the 19th-century American pugilist who introduced "scientific" methods to bare-knuckle boxing. Originally an office clerk, Corbett is introduced to the then-illegal sport of fighting when one of the bank executives sponsors the young man's training at the Olympic Club. His arrogance wins Corbett a few enemies, including high-born … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Horace McCoy, Vincent Lawrence
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2007
Warner Bros.


as James J. Corbett

as Lowrie

as DeWitt

as John L. Sullivan

as Anna Held

as Watson

as Buck Ware

as Father Burke

as George Corbett

as Harry Corbett

as Judge Geary

as Mary Corbett

as President McInnes

as Colis Huntington

as Charles Crocker

as Gov. Stanford

as Joe Choynski

as Renaud

as Jake Kilrain

as Manager

as Page Boy

as Mrs. Geary

as Policeman

as Irish Woman

as Stage Manager

as Reporter

as Detective

as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Gentleman Jim

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The most kinetic of period pieces, the least pious of biopics, Walsh's Grand Illusion, an elegy for men trying to hang on to the notion of blood sports as games of honor

Full Review… | October 18, 2010

Walsh trusts his viewers to value ability and wit over humility and pathos, resulting in one of the most roundly entertaining of all sports films.

Full Review… | August 9, 2009

Audience Reviews for Gentleman Jim

Back in the day the Irish were as lovingly mythologized as the Brits in Hollywood movies, and this Roaul Walsh film is no exception, as Errol Flynn, in fine form, plays the social climbing upstart of a man who took boxing from brawling to an art form. Warner Bros. was in its heyday and this brash, impertinent, raucous work exults in its vigor. Ward Bond too shines in one of his better roles as the great John L. Sullivan.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


A pretty good boxing movie, it's set in the past, in England (I think). I saw it on TV, and it looked good enough, but I got kinda bored with it in some scenes.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Errol has one of his best roles here. How much is truth who knows but its well played and Alexis Smith is incredibly lovely.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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