The first twelve shorts made by Columbia in this series known as "The Glove Slingers." Noah Beery Jr. played 'Terry Kelly' in this one, while David Durand took the role in the next eight, and 'Bill Henry' in the last three. Here, the story deals with a young warehouseman whose uncle is a down-at-the-heels fight manager who discovers, to his surprise, that his nephew can 'sling leather.' He persuades the reluctant boy to accept a boxing match. Then, at the beginning of the bout, the boy learns that his opponent is the brother of his sweetheart. Strictly blue-collar Americana in this entry, but the remaining eleven all had a college setting. The series, other than sharing the same series-title, has no connection to an earlier late-1920s/early 1930s series of shorts made by Universal Pictures.
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24 November 1939 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Glove Slingers No. 1
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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First entry in Columbia's "Glove Slingers" series, an attempt by Jules White
to produce short subjects driven by story, more than gags. See more
Followed by Socks Appeal