Golden Gloves (1940)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed with the full cooperation of the Golden Gloves Tournament Association, this Paramount programmer stars Richard Denning as promising pugilist Bill Crane. Though tempted to sign up with crooked Joe Taggerty (J. Carrol Naish) for a series of fixed bouts, Crane is saved from himself by sportswriter Wally Matson (Robert Paige), the organizer of the local Golden Gloves program. Taggerty tries to get even by pitting the amateur Crane against a seasoned professional, but to no avail. James Cagney's sister Jeanne Cagney is an appealing heroine, while Crane's duplicitious ring opponent is played by Robert Ryan in his first screen appearance.

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amateur, boxing, champion, competition, conquest, corruption, fighter, love, opponent, profession, reputation, ruination, sister, sports, sportswriter, tournament, triumph, virtue