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The Square Jungle (1955)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport | 9 February 1956 (UK)
Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Hopper

Writers:

George Zuckerman (story), George Zuckerman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Eddie Quaid / Packy Glennon
Pat Crowley ... Julie Walsh
Ernest Borgnine ... Bernie Browne
Paul Kelly ... Jim McBride
Jim Backus ... Pat Quaid
Leigh Snowden ... Lorraine Evans
John Daheim John Daheim ... Al Gorski (as John Day)
Joe Louis ... Joe Louis
David Janssen ... Jack Lindsay
Carmen McRae ... Singer
John Marley ... Tommy Dillon - Referee
Barney Phillips ... Dan Selby
Joseph Vitale ... Tony Adamson (as Joe Vitale)
Kay Stewart Kay Stewart ... Mrs. Gorski
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Storyline

Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con Bernie Browne trains him. Three years later, he is a challenger for the championship, and Julie re-enters his life. Can she win him back from a predatory blonde? And why does the prospect of Eddie's winning worry Bernie more than his losing? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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boxing | bare chested male | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Campeón sin victoria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I Guess I'll Dress Up For the Blues
Music by Sonny Burke
Lyrics by Mack David
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Good Early Curtis Movie
17 June 2018 | by RoboGarrettSee all my reviews

This is a very overlooked but very good early movie by the great Tony Curtis. He plays a down and out young man whose dad is a horrible alcoholic, so he turns to boxing as a way to try to pick himself up. It is a pretty straight forward story where you'll see every turn coming but for its era it is a very decent film with some great acting by Curtis who of course went on to become a big star.


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