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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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

Oliver T. Marsh was listed as the photographer in production charts at the start of the film, but only John F. Seitz is credited onscreen and in reviews. 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

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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The Crowd Roars is excellent!
14 December 1999 | by buddha-21See all my reviews

This version is 10X the quality of the later (1947) Mickey Rooney version. Even though Rooney makes some "cute" comments, the lack of "feel" for the story is apparent. Watch both and you'll agree. This version is EXCELLENT. Much better fighting scenes, too. And a definitely better love angle...


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