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The Crowd Roars (1938)

Passed | | Action, Drama | 5 August 1938 (USA)
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 »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La foule en délire See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to Robert Taylor's biographers, his mother walked out in the middle of this movie, upset by all the punishment her son was apparently receiving during the boxing scenes. She asked her son why stand-ins couldn't have been used. See more »

Goofs

At a Catholic wedding before Vatican II, the Wedding March would not have been allowed to be used. 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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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Robert Taylor (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Mother Machree
(uncredited)
Music by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Sung by Gene Reynolds at the smoker
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When more is less
1 November 2003 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

There is enough plot here for five pictures (all of which were made before this one), probably to compensate for paper-thin characters and a total lack of plausibility. The script tries earnestly to justify the unmarked features of a boxer who looks exactly like the young, very handsome Robert Taylor. Dewy-eyed Maureen O'Sullivan is sent to a finishing school by her unsavory (until the end) father, gambler Edward Arnold, but manages to become involved with the fight game (and Robert Taylor) when his training camp is set up at her country home! Low-key believable performances by Lionel Stander and William Gargan are helpful, but Jane Wyman is something of an embarrassment as a flirty, Southern-drawling cutie pie, and Frank Morgan dithers and chortles his way through yet another characteristic role.


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