Ringside (1949)

Genres - Drama, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 14, 1949 (USA - Unknown), Jul 14, 1949 (USA)  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Just before its matriculation into Lippert Pictures, Screen Guild produced the fast-based boxing drama Ringside. Bantam-weight Don Barry stars as Mike, who forsakes a musical career for the boxing ring when his pugilist brother (Tom Brown) is blinded in a bout. Mike intends to confront the fighter (John Cason) who caused his brother's sightlessness, then "legally" kill the man in the ring. He is eventually talked out of this deadly strategy by his brother's girlfriend Janet (Sheila Ryan). The boxing sequences are well-lensed and tightly edited, compensation enough for the corny dialogue preceding them. Had it been made, say, 15 years earlier, Ringside might have been a suitable vehicle for James Cagney.



boxing, revenge, sports, brother, ring [jewelry]