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The Prizefighter and the Lady

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Original title
The Prizefighter and the Lady
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Lee Mahin, John Meehan (Story: Frances Marion)
Music
Paul Marquardt, Frank Skinner
Cinematography
Lester White (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Comedy. Romance | Romantic Comedy. Boxing
Synopsis / Plot
Steve is just a heavy duty bartender when Edwin J. Bennett, known as the Professor, starts training him for the ring. While doing road work, he is almost killed by a speeding car which crashes into a ditch. In the car is Belle Mercer and her driver. Steve takes Belle to a farmhouse and is smitten by her, but she is Willie Ryan's Girl. The fight is a breeze and later, Steve again meets Belle with Willie. That night, Steve and Belle disappear and return married, much to the disappointment of Ryan. Then Steve starts training in ernest and is 19 for 19 in the ring. However, he has an eye for the women and an expanding ego to match.
Awards
1933: Nominated for Oscar: Best Story
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