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The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) was a Crime - Romance Film directed by Howard Hawks and W.S. Van Dyke and produced by W.S. Van Dyke and Hunt Stromberg.

Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingFrances MarionNominated
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The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

By Angela on Aug 3, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

While at a bar one night, boxing manager Edwin J. Bennett, AKA: Professor, (Walter Huston) sees sailor Steve Morgan (Max Baer) knock out a couple of drunks.? The Professor sees that Steve has the potential to be a great boxer and convinces Steve to let him train him.? While the two of them are joggi... Read full article


The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933, W.S. Van Dyke)

on Jan 14, 2009 From The Stop Button

The Prizefighter and the Lady mixes a couple genres–the philandering husband whose wife can’t stop loving him standard and, additionally, stunt casting. Heavyweight contender Max Baer stars as a heavyweight contender, who fights the champ, played by champ Primo Carnera. Myrna Loy plays t... Read full article


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Max Baer wore the robe from this movie, with his character's name, Steve Morgan, on the back for both of his heavyweight title fights (against Carnera and Braddock).
In an interview, Myrna Loy stated that Max Baer carefully watched Primo Carnera's boxing style during the filming and used this information to beat him in their real-life match for the title in March, 1934.
Primo Carnera was the world's heavyweight boxing champion when this film was made and released. He refused to make the movie using the first script, which had him knocked out in the end, but agreed to a revised script with an additional $10,000 salary.
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