King for a Night (1933)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this boxing drama/murder mystery, an aspiring small-town prizefighter ignores the objections of his pacifistic father, a paraplegic minister, and decides to go for the championship middleweight title in New York city. There the young lad begins experimenting with a variety of vices as he rises to the top of the ranks. The cocky fellow has no idea that he has become so successful because his sister Lillian has been allowing prominent promoter Walter Douglas to share her bed. When the truth is revealed, the angry lad decides to kill Douglas; unfortunately, his sister does it first. The boxer then decides to sacrifice his life to save hers: he takes the rap for the murder.

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love, bishop, boxing, champion, city-life, conflict, deception, evidence, fame, father, fortune [wealth], killing, objection, plans, promiscuity, promoter, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, sister, sleep, sports, stars [celebrities], success, king