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Knockout (1941)





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In this boxing drama, champion fighter Johnny Rocket decides to leave the ring to please his new bride. Unfortunately, his greedy manager, unwilling to get off the gravy train engineers things so that the fighter cannot find work and must return to the squared circle to make a living. His ploy works, and the fighter resumes his career. He also begins falling in love with a sexy female sports writer. This causes his marriage to disintegrate. The avaricious manager decides to make a lot of money fast and so sets his fighter up to take a dive and betting against him. The doped up fighter loses the fight. He also loses the sportswriter. Fortunately his true love is around to pick him up and help him start anew. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Arthur Kennedy
as Johnny Rocket
Olympe Bradna
as Angela Grinnelli
Virginia Field
as Gloria Van Ness
Cornel Wilde
as Tom Rossi
William Edmunds
as Louis Grinnelli
Frank Wilcox
as Denning
John Ridgely
as Pat Martin
Vera Lewis
as Mrs. Turner
Grace Hayle
as Mrs. Smithers
Frank Mayo
as Doctor
Pat O'Malley
as Announcer
Lee Phelps
as Announcer
Al Seymour
as Referee
Kid Chissell
as Hawkins
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Audience Reviews for Knockout


Arthur Kennedy, usually a featured player, gets a shot at the big time in this picture playing a boxer who's trying to get a shot at the big time. This is typical fare for the boxing genre: the loyal best buddy, the girl back home with the heart of gold, the society shrew sneaking in for the fame and fortune, the hoods in the dark trying to fix games, and especially the boxer who gets a big head after he wins a few times and refuses to listen to anyone's advice afterwards. All of it is here but unfortunately none of it is exceptional. Only look for this if you're a history buff or a fan of the boxing genre otherwise there's better stuff out there

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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