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Knockout (1941)

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In this boxing drama, champion fighter Johnny Rocket decides to leave the ring to please his new bride. Unfortunately, his greedy manager, unwilling to get off the gravy train engineers things so that the fighter cannot find work and must return to the squared circle to make a living. His ploy works, and the fighter resumes his career. He also begins falling in love with a sexy female sports writer. This causes his marriage to disintegrate. The avaricious manager decides to make a lot of money fast and so sets his fighter up to take a dive and betting against him. The doped up fighter loses the fight. He also loses the sportswriter. Fortunately his true love is around to pick him up and help him start anew.

Cast

Arthur Kennedy
as Johnny Rocket, aka Kid Williams
Anthony Quinn
as Mr. Harry Trego
Olympe Bradna
as Angela Grinnelli
Virginia Field
as Gloria Van Ness
Cornel Wilde
as Tom Rossi
William Edmunds
as Louis Grinnelli
John Ridgely
as Pat Martin
Frank Wilcox
as Denning
Vera Lewis
as Mrs. Turner
Grace Hayle
as Mrs. Smithers
Frank Faylen
as Fighter
Jack Merrick
as Fighter
Frank Mayo
as Doctor
Pat O'Malley
as Announcer
Al Seymour
as Referee
Kid Chissell
as Hawkins
Lee Phelps
as Announcer
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Your female boxing movie, and the horse it rode in on.

March 1, 2005 | Rating: 0/5

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