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The Square Ring (1953)

Boxing drama following the lives of five different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Ralph W. Peterson (play), Robert Westerby (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Warner ... Danny Felton
Robert Beatty ... Kid Curtis
Bill Owen ... Happy Burns
Maxwell Reed ... Rick Martell
George Rose ... Whitey Johnson
Bill Travers ... Rowdie Rawlings
Alfie Bass ... Frank Forbes
Ronald Lewis ... Eddie Lloyd
Sidney James ... Adams
Joan Collins ... Frankie
Kay Kendall ... Eve
Bernadette O'Farrell Bernadette O'Farrell ... Peg Curtis
Eddie Byrne ... Lou Lewis
Vic Wise Vic Wise ... Joe
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... Warren
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Boxing drama following the lives of five different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

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Taglines:

A Knockout!

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim, der letzte Sieger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Theatrical movie debut of Ronald Lewis (Eddie Lloyd). See more »

Quotes

Happy Burns: Seventeen fights in six months and not a mark on my beautiful kisser!
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Connections

Remade as The Square Ring (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Entry of the Gladiators
(uncredited)
Music by Julius Fucík
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An Underrated British Gem
16 December 2018 | by meathookcinemaSee all my reviews

A British film from the 50's about professional boxing. We get to meet those fighters who participate in a one-night event that involves a programme of many fights.

This film is like a snapshot of a long lost era of British filmmaking. We have great characters, a sly sense of humour at play and grit in the way the sport is portrayed as completely corrupt and in turn corrupting.

The film also shows how truly brutal the sport is. The ending is totally gut-wrenching and completely unexpected.

We also get British film royalty in the guise of legends such as Joan Collins, Joan Sims and Sid James as part of the cast.

Highly recommended.


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