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Conflict (1936)

Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.

Director:

David Howard

Writers:

Charles Logue (screenplay), Walter Weems (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Pat Glendon
Jean Rogers ... Maude Sangster
Ward Bond ... Gus 'Knockout' Carrigan
Tommy Bupp ... Tommy
Bryant Washburn ... City Editor
Frank Sheridan ... Sam Steubner
Harry Woods ... 'Ruffhouse' Kelly
Margaret Mann ... Ma Blake
Eddie Borden ... 'Spider' Welsh
Frank Hagney ... Mike Malone
Lloyd Ingraham ... Adams, Newspaper City Editor
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Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.

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JACK LONDON'S Famous Story "The Abysmal Brute" Brought To The Screen

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Working title: "The Showdown" See more »

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John Wayne fights Ward Bond --- And that;s just great!
4 November 2006 | by vitaleralphlouisSee all my reviews

Average quality but nonetheless interesting Jack London western in which John Wayne and Ward Bond have their first serious on-screen slug match. The story centers on a boxing match and on an orphan boy who Wayne unofficially adopts, the lad thus graduating from eating the tail of the chicken to the drumstick. I never forgot that aspect.

I ought not reveal more of the story, cuz there ain't much more; as the movie clocks in at 65 minutes. In the pre- TV and pre- VCR era the combination of having John Wayne as the star and the short running time made for an ideal half of a double feature and prolonged the movie's life through several re-issues over several decades.

Incredibly, this movie has sold repeatedly in bootleg copies on the internet for prices in excess of $100. Interesting to see the movie listed for $9.95 suddenly bid up above $100, sometimes over $150. (I was never a seller.) This happened more than 20 times.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Showdown See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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