Excuse My Glove (1936)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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The British Excuse My Glove proves that Hollywood had no monopoly on trying to turn athletes into actors. Top British boxer Len Harvey stars as a peace-loving collector of fine glass. He is goaded into fisticuffs at a funfair, where the mercenary carnival manager sizes up Harvey as a potential goldmine. The reluctant pugilist rises to fame, despite the efforts of a rival entrepreneur. While Excuse My Glove may seem like so much plum pudding to American moviegoers, the film is a treat for English boxing fans, with many British boxing greats of the 1930s (including the modestly named Bombardier Billy Wells) in supporting and bit roles.

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boxing, career, carnival, champion, mild-mannered, prizefighter, fair [carnival], fame, manager, stars [celebrities]