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)
|Best Writing||Frances Marion||Nominated|
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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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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