This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.
A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.
Olivia de Havilland,
After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.
In Coaltown, Pennsylvania, miner Coke Mason hopes to better himself, buy a radio store, and marry Rose Warren. His gambler brother George thinks Coke can be more successful as a boxer, knowing that when he fights he's consumed with a murderous rage that makes him an "iron man." Seeing dollar signs in Rose's eyes, Coke reluctantly agrees, though he's fearful of the "killer instinct" that makes him a knockout success in the ring...and brings him the booing hatred of the fans. Will Coke throw off his personal demon before he kills someone?Written by
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The film begins with a crowded auditorium booing the champ, Coke Mason (Jeff Chandler), as he enters the ring for a title defense. His wife who is there in the audience has a flashback and you see Coke going from coal miner (a rather obvious name for a coal miner, I know) to champion. He had no interest in boxing...mostly because when Coke loses his temper he only wants to kill his opponent...an urge Coke has kept in check all his life. But his wife and brother push and push him until ultimately he enters the ring....and is reviled by most everyone due to his being a dirty fighter. What's next? See the film.
This is a mediocre film in a genre filled with excellent boxing movies. Much of what happens is pretty predictable and the character played by Rock Hudson is pretty poorly written and acted...plus Hudson was all wrong to be playing a boxer. Overall, a decent time-passer and not a lot more to it than that.
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