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The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Archie Mayo

Writers:

Bertram Millhauser (based on a play by) (as Bertram Milhauser), Beulah Marie Dix (based on a play by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Jimmy Dolan aka Jack Dougherty
Loretta Young ... Peggy
Aline MacMahon ... Mrs. Moore aka Auntie
Guy Kibbee ... Phlaxer
Lyle Talbot ... Doc Woods
Fifi D'Orsay ... Budgie (as Fifi Dorsay)
Harold Huber ... Reggie Newman
Shirley Grey ... Goldie West
George Meeker ... Charles Magee
John Wayne ... Smith
Arthur Hohl ... Herman Malvin
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Storyline

Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the children and of Peggy and Mrs. Moore, who run the farm. When a detective recognizes him, Jimmy must decide whether to escape or stay and face his responsibilities to the children. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Romance | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida de Jimmy Dolan See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Ranch, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$202,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot over a period of 28 days. See more »

Goofs

The police broadcast the license number of Dolan's car in which Woods and Goldie are fleeing (1U-42-91), but it's not the same as the actual license plate of their Lincoln which is visible in several shots (4B72-47); when the car is wrecked, it suddenly changes from a Lincoln to a Ford, and now bears the same license number as the one originally broadcast. See more »

Quotes

King Cobra: Then why'd ya come here and fight me for?
Jimmy Dolan: I saw yer picture in the papers, I thought I might like ta be alone with ya.
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Connections

Version of Ik ben geen misdadiger (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

How Deep Is the Ocean?
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Irving Berlin
In the score often as a love theme between Jimmy and Peggy
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Doug Fairbanks, Jr. shines in original version of Garfield film...
2 December 2010 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

THE LIFE OF JIMMY DOLAN is a thoroughly entertaining and absorbing little film about a fighter who accidentally kills a man and is advised to go on the run to avoid prison.

It features DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. in what is possibly one of his best early roles as the fighter who finds refuge in a country home for crippled children. He also finds romance in the form of LORETTA YOUNG, then in her early 20s and very lovely. The romantic moments between Fairbanks and Young are tender and charming, well-played by both who have good chemistry with each other.

In bit roles are MICKEY ROONEY (as one of the kids who worships the fighter), and JOHN WAYNE as an amateur boxer who needs the fight money for his wife. But the best support comes from ALINE MacMAHON as the feisty Scottish woman who bosses Fairbanks around while appreciating his manly charm as much as Loretta.

An interesting tale later remade in the '40s with John Garfield as THEY MADE ME A CRIMINAL, told here with warmth and humor. If you're a fan of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. or Loretta Young, you can't afford to miss this little gem.


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