Two-Fisted Gentleman


1h 3m 1936

Film Details

Also Known As
The Fighter
Release Date
Aug 15, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Ginger Roberts takes over as manager of her father's fighters after he dies in a car accident, but the fighters refuse to work for a woman and walk out. She takes over the training of her boyfriend, Mickey Blake, and after his first successful fight under her regime, they marry. Mickey becomes a successful fighter and gets a place fighting in a boxing charity match held by socialite June Prentice. Mickey wins and garners the interest of Frank Boyd, who books all the Prentice fights, and the romantic interest of June. Mickey's newfound wealth provides him with a high standard of living, and, afraid of losing his good looks in fights, he only allows Ginger to book him against third-rate fighters. Ginger is disgusted by her husband's cowardice and leaves him, and Mickey hires a new manager. Knowing that Mickey is out of shape, his new manager pits him against strong competitors and then bets against him. Mickey loses all his subsequent fights and June loses interest in him. Now destitute, Mickey's former trainer brings him to Ginger, who has been highly successful as a fight promoter, and Mickey is newly inspired to fight Conklin, a champion fighter. Mickey wins the fight and also wins back his wife.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Fighter
Release Date
Aug 15, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

The working title of this film was The Fighter. A Hollywood Reporter production chart includes John Gallaudet and Victor Kilian in the cast, but their participation in the completed picture has not been confirmed. Copyright records note that actor Carmen Barth was the 1932 Olympic middleweight boxing champion, and that Cy Shindell was a former heavyweight champion of the Marine Corps. In addition, copyright records include Merchant Marines middleweight champion Noble "Kid" Chissell in the cast, and note that featherweight champion contender "Newsboy" Brown coached June Clayworth on boxing techniques. The film is a remake of Columbia's 1932 The Big Timer.