The Square Jungle

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The splendid physique of Tony Curtis is given generous screen exposure in the boxing melodrama The Square Jungle. Curtis plays Eddie Quaid, who turns to pugilism to bail his wino father (Jim Backus) out of jail. Gaining fame as "Packy Glennon," Quaid inevitably forgets the things in life that are truly important, including his faithful girlfriend Julie Walsh (Pat Crowley). Only after he nearly kills a longtime rival in the ring does Quaid get his act together. The most compelling performance is delivered by Ernest Borgnine as Quaid's trainer; Borgnine plays the character as a shy, studious type, adding a highly original touch to this otherwise predictable production.

Cast

Tony Curtis
as Eddie Quaid / Packy Glennon
Ernest Borgnine
as Bernie Browne
Pat Crowley
as Julie Walsh
Paul Kelly
as Jim McBride
Jim Backus
as Pat Quaid
Leigh Snowden
as Lorraine Evans
John Day
as Al Gorski
David Janssen
as Jack Lindsay
John Marley
as Tommy Dillon
Barney Phillips
as Dan Selby
Joseph Vitale
as Tony Anderson
Wendell Niles
as Chicago ring announcer
Kay Stewart
as Mrs. Gorski
Frank Marlowe
as Rip Kane
Joe Louis
as Himself
Clancy Cooper
as Mike Walsh
Frank Moran
as Referee
Barry Regan
as Bartender
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