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Bodyhold (1949)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 December 1949 (USA)
Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of professional wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-and-up.

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writer:

George Bricker (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willard Parker ... Tommy Jones
Lola Albright ... Mary Simmons
Hillary Brooke ... Flo Woodbury
Allen Jenkins ... Slats Henry
Roy Roberts ... Charlie Webster
Gordon Jones ... Pat Simmons
Sammy Menacker Sammy Menacker ... Red Roman
Frank Sully ... 'Killer' Cassidy
John Dehner ... Sir Raphael Brokenridge
Billy Varga Billy Varga ... Marvelous Milton
Henry Kulky ... Mike Kalumbo
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Harold Hocksteader aka Azusa Assassin (as 'Wee Willie' Davis)
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Gus Strotz
George Lloyd ... Chuck Hadley (as George H. Lloyd)
Ruth Warren Ruth Warren ... Kitty Cassidy
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Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of professional wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-and-up. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1949 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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a rare Lola Albright
19 January 2014 | by eric-barilSee all my reviews

A friend recommended me A Cold Wind In August and I discovered the sensual Lola Albright. I remembered her in Champion and Joy House. And I finally found this little B movie directed by Seymour Friedman (who had directed the interesting Chinatown At Midnight).

Well, this isn't a masterpiece, but it's an entertaining movie in the wrestling world with convincing fighting scenes, thanks to Willard Parker and his athletic silhouette in his laid back character. I don't remember having seen him in another movie, and it's a pleasure to discover this nice fellow.

The script is written by George Bricker who wrote other B crime movies such as The Mark Of The Whistler, Inside Job, Roadblock, The Whip Hand, Man In The Dark, Loophole and Cry Vengeance (directed by Mark Stevens, beloved by the same friend who recommended me A Cold Wind In August).


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