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Killer McCoy (1947)

Approved | | Drama | December 1947 (USA)
Following a mishap in the ring, hard-nosed lightweight Tommy "Killer" McCoy gets mixed-up with a big-time gambler and falls for his educated daughter, Sheila, against her father's better wishes.

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Roy Rowland
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mickey Rooney ... Tommy McCoy / Killer McCoy
Brian Donlevy ... Jim Caighn
Ann Blyth ... Sheila Carrson
James Dunn ... Brian McCoy
Tom Tully ... Cecil Y. Walsh
Sam Levene ... Happy
Walter Sande ... Bill Thorne
Mickey Knox ... Johnny Martin
James Bell ... Father Patrick Ryan
Gloria Holden ... Mrs. Laura McCoy
Eve March ... Mrs. Martin
June Storey ... Arlene - Waitress
Douglas Croft ... Danny Burns, Newsboy
Bob Steele ... Sailor Graves
David Clarke ... Pete Mariola
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Storyline

Following a mishap in the ring, hard-nosed lightweight Tommy "Killer" McCoy gets mixed-up with a big-time gambler and falls for his educated daughter, Sheila, against her father's better wishes.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Punhos de Ouro See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial television presentation in Seattle Wednesday 7 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5); in Chicago it first aired 7 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia 2 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Altoona PA 9 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) and by Minneapolis 13 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); in New York City it was first telecast 2 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco 1 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), followed by Los Angeles 26 December 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

In the seventh round of his fight against Patsy Cigones (Larry Cisneros), Tommy McCoy (Mickey Rooney) is actually held up by the referee to prevent him from falling after he takes a strong hit from his opponent. See more »

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Referenced in TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) See more »

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Doesn't Ring True
25 October 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Mickey Rooney does a good job. He is believable as a fighter. That would be the title character. He is, of course, believable in a soft-shoe routine done with his character's father. The father is James Dunn. Dunn is heartbreaking in "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn." Here is good but it's not a well developed character.

The childhood friend Rooney fights is very good, as is his wife. (The wife seems quite a bit older.) I always think of Ann Blyth as Joan Crawford's monstrous daughter in "Mildred Pierce." For me, she doesn't work in a sympathetic role like the one she plays here. Hers is other underwritten character.

It's filmed well and holds the interest. But more than that I cannot say for it.


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