Lady And Gent (1932)

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    • Lady And Gent (1932)




      Plot Summary
      Fresh young boxer Buzz Kinney is just out of college.
      He's able to knock out Stag Bailey when the veteran becomes over confident.
      Later Buzz is a worn out wreck with a broken nose and cauliflower ear.
      Summary written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      George Bancroft .... Stag Bailey
      Wynne Gibson .... Puff Rogers
      Charles Starrett .... Ted Streaver
      James Gleason .... Pin Streaver
      John Wayne .... Buzz Kinney
      Morgan Wallace .... Cash Enright
      James Crane .... McSweeley
      William Halligan .... Doc Hayes
      Billy Butts .... Ted (aged 9)
      Joyce Compton .... Betty
      Frank McGlynn Sr. .... Principal
      Charley Grapewin .... Grocer (as Charles Grapewin)
      Lew Kelly .... Coroner
      Syd Saylor .... Joe
      Russ Powell .... 2nd Bartender
      Frank Darien .... Jim
      Hal Price .... 1st Bartender
      Arthur S. Byron .... Judge (as A.S. Byron)
      John Beck .... Workman
      Tom Kennedy .... Small Arena Fighter
      Frank Dawson .... Minister
      Fred Wallace .... Watchman (uncredited)
      Sheila Bromley...Hat Check Girl (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Grover Jones writer
      William Slavens McNutt writer

      Original Music
      John Leipold (uncredited)

      Harry Fischbeck

      * One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949,
      which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution,
      and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.

      Filming Locations
      Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Lady and Gent is a 1932 American drama film
      directed by Stephen Roberts and starring John Wayne.

      Another rarity,featuring, future cowboy star, Charles Starett.
      Paramount hired Duke on a freelance basis, for a supporting role as,
      a young professional, prizefighter, but his screen time was less than 6 minutes.

      However, this film was much better, than the ones he had been making at Columbia,
      and represented a step, back into the major league, not bad for an actor,
      currently making serials, for Mascot.

      User Review
      Author: Arne Andersen

      This is very tedious early talkie that seems to go on forever.
      The direction takes its cue from George Bancroft's painfully slow line delivery and is sluggish at best.
      He plays Stag Bailey, a punk fighter, who loses his last match to up and coming Buzz Kinney
      (an early performance by John Wayne).
      When his manager is killed in a holdup attempt to win money lost on the fight
      , Stag and his girlfriend, Singer/Nightclub owner,
      Puff Rogers (Wynne Gibson) find that they have inherited a ten year old boy, the son of the manager.
      They do the decent thing and set up housekeeping, growing old and raising the boy,
      ultimately turning him away from a desire to make quick cash in the ring.
      The only thing of interest here is Wynne Gibson, a marvelous comic actress,
      who does a wonderful job with Puff, balancing the wisecracks with the pathos of aging.
      The Story earned an Oscar nom but isn't much of anything, in fact owing a bit to
      1930's STREET OF CHANCE in its storyline.
      This is an extremely rare film and even rarer on video.
      John Wayne has little to do and practically no dialogue but looks promising in this early film
      (one of eleven he would make that year).
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Hi

      I wonder how many people have actually seen the picture. In every review I think I have read, only one gives George Bancroft's character his proper name of Slag rather than Stag. As soon as I heard it mentioned and bearing in mind that my sound copy is bad, the name Slag in un-missable. Fred Landesman in his review also mentions the name Slag rather than Stag.


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