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The Crowd Roars (1938)

A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Thomas Lennon (screenplay), George Bruce (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Tommy McCoy
Edward Arnold ... Jim Cain
Frank Morgan ... Brian McCoy
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Sheila Carson
William Gargan ... Johnny Martin
Lionel Stander ... 'Happy' Lane
Jane Wyman ... Vivian Lee
Nat Pendleton ... 'Pug' Walsh
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Bill Thorne
Gene Reynolds ... Tommy McCoy - as a boy
Don 'Red' Barry ... Pete Mariola
Donald Douglas ... Murray
Isabel Jewell ... Mrs. Johnny Martin
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Father Ryan
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A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Romance of Park Ave. girl and boy from across the tracks. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sta op en vecht See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Taylor has more bare-chest scenes here than in any of his other movies. Successfully resisting the usual waxing forced upon other hairy chested gentlemen of his era, he compromised by accepting a modest manicure. See more »

Goofs

Maureen O'Sullivan is credited onscreen as "Sheila Carson", but her car license is made out to "Shelia Carson", which is also the way she signs her name. See more »

Quotes

Vivian: There's only one thing I don't like about farms. They're always out in the country.
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Sung by Gene Reynolds in a show
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A rougher and tougher Robert Taylor emerges
21 May 2002 | by reelguy2See all my reviews

This sensational boxing film introduced a rougher and tougher Robert Taylor to 1938 audiences, the result of a well-publicized body building regimen under the personal supervision of Max Baer. Taylor plays Tommy McCoy, a handsome boxer who has to contend with the mob, his drunken father, and the prospect of having his perfect pan punched to a pulp.


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