Gentleman Jim (1942)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 0
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1942 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 516
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
Jan 1, 1942 Wide
Mar 27, 2007
James J. Corbett
John L. Sullivan
Madeleine Le Beau
William B. Davidson
William "Wee Willie"...
Jean Del Val
Frank S. Hagney
Charles C. Wilson
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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
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.
...has all the exuberance, excitement, romance, and high good humor that is missing in many of today's so-called inspirational sports films.
Romanticized Jim Corbett boxing fable; Flynn is still fun to watch.
Superior -- if largely fact-free -- biopic with Flynn as the character should have been rather than as he was.
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