Kid Nightingale (1939)

Skip Davis (Walter Catlett) is a boxing manager hoping to discover the “next big thing” in the sport. When he happens upon the scene of singing waiter Steve Nelson (John Payne) engaging in hand-to-hand combat with a few hecklers, Skip thinks he may have found his star. Steve isn’t too interested in making his name with his fists, though, instead hoping to win fans as a … Continue reading Kid Nightingale (1939)

The Set-Up (1949)

Stoker Thompson (Robert Ryan) is a veteran of the boxing world, with twenty years of experience under his belt. His wife Julie (Audrey Totter) has begged him to give up boxing for good, fearing that he’ll end up taking one punch too many and either become seriously injured or die from it. But he’s a very stubborn man, insisting that he can still win matches … Continue reading The Set-Up (1949)