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Gentleman Jim (1942) was a Sports - Biographical Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Robert Buckner.

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Gentleman Jim (1942): Biopic by Marquess of Queensberry Rules

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 16, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Boxing movies and biopics are a mainstay of Hollywood. It’s an established fact so naming names is all but unnecessary.?The affable brilliance of Gentleman Jim is its agile footwork allowing it to sidestep a myriad of tropes attached to biopics and the schmaltz that Old Hollywood was always ca... Read full article


Fridays With Errol Flynn: Gentleman Jim (1942)

on Mar 18, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

After watching Errol Flynn corral the Old West in Dodge City (1939) and sail the seven seas as The Sea Hawk (1940s) it’s simultaneously refreshing and bizarre watching him play an average bank teller turned pugilist in Gentleman Jim. Unlike other boxing movies where the rise to the top and the... Read full article


Fridays With Errol Flynn: Gentleman Jim (1942)

on Mar 18, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

After watching Errol Flynn corral the Old West in Dodge City (1939) and sail the seven seas as The Sea Hawk (1940s) it’s simultaneously refreshing and bizarre watching him play an average bank teller turned pugilist in Gentleman Jim. Unlike other boxing movies where the rise to the top and the... Read full article


Gentleman Jim (1942) and Opportunities

By Google profile on Nov 28, 2010 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Merriam-Webster provides the following two definitions for the word "opportunity": a favorable juncture of circumstances a good chance for advancement or progress We talk about opportun... Read full article


What I learned from Gentleman Jim (1942)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Errol Flynn as James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett Sometimes it takes a certain message delivered at just the right time to make a big impact. Gentleman Jim (1942) changed my life. And it really shouldn't have happened with this film. If you know me, you know that I avoid historical biopics like the pl... Read full article


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Quotes from

James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim: [Looking at an enormously oversized derby he has been given by Victoria as a joke] Well, it wouldn't take many of these to make a dozen. How'd you guess my size?


James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim: [Watching his inebriated father's weaving walk home] Here comes Pop! Uh, he's walkin' the tightrope again.


Victoria Ware: [after being kissed by Corbett] Fine way for a gentleman to behave.
James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim: Oh, darling, that gentleman stuff never fooled you, did it? I'm no gentleman.
Victoria Ware: In that case, I'm no lady.
[they kiss again]


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Facts about

The sailing ship used during the dock-side fight was the same one used during filming of The Sea Hawk.
Sullivan reportedly did not like Corbett, and although the film shows Sullivan presenting his championship belt to him, in real life the belt had been hocked by the champion years before.
Director Walsh originally wanted Barry Fitzgerald for Corbett's father and suggested Ann Sheridan and Rita Hayworth for the romantic lead.
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