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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: The first time I saw you fight I was just a bit of a kid. There wasn't a man alive who could have stood up to you then. And tonight, well, I was just mighty glad that you weren't the John L. Sullivan of ten years ago.
John L. Sullivan: Is that what you're thinkin' now?
James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim: That's what I was thinking before I got into the ring with you.
John L. Sullivan: That's a fine decent thing for you to say, Jim. I don't knopw how we might have come out, oh, say, eight or ten tears ago. I... maybe I was faster then, but if I was, tonight you're the fastest thing on two feet


Victoria Ware: ...you know there really aren't two sides of the tracks to San Francisco. There's only the lucky and the unlucky, those that happened to grab the right moment and those that didn't, and don't you let this Nob Hill crowd deceive you either. After all, we all started out with the same wooden washtubs.


James J. Corbett aka Gentleman Jim: I've seen you around San Francisco a few times but from a long distance, of course.
John L. Sullivan: Well, seein' me from a long distance is a smart idea, young fella.


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Facts about

Errol Flynn did all of his own boxing stunts in the film, and although production was shut down for a time after Flynn suffered a mild heart attack, he came back and finished the picture without ever using a double.
According to "Variety," the real Corbett was "self-effacing" and had a "quiet personality.," which is at odds with the brash extrovert that is pictured in the film.
Soon after completing "Gentleman Jim," Flynn became embroiled in an infamous rape trial. During screenings of "Gentleman Jim," his closing line of "I'm no gentleman" was met with laughter and derision. The line was cut from the conclusion of the 1944 radio broadcast.
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