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Duke of Chicago (1949)

Approved | | Drama | 15 March 1949 (USA)
Retired middleweight champ Jimmy Brody has quit the ring for his socialite fiancée, Helen Cunningham, and gone into the book publishing business with her father, Chester. Helen goes on a ... See full summary »

Director:

George Blair

Writers:

Falkland L. Cary (novel) (as Lucian Cary), Albert DeMond (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Brown ... Jimmy Brody
Audrey Long ... Jane Cunningham
Grant Withers ... Tony Russo
Paul Harvey ... Chester Cunningham
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Gus Weller (as Skeets Gallagher)
Lois Hall ... Helen Cunningham
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Terry Shea
Joseph Crehan ... 'Tex' Harman
Harvey Parry ... Steve 'Killer' Bronski
George Beban Jr. ... Speedy
Keith Richards ... Bryce
DeForest Kelley ... 'Ace' Martin
Frankie Van Frankie Van ... Referee
Dan Tobey Dan Tobey ... Fight Announcer
Dale Van Sickel ... Kroner
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Storyline

Retired middleweight champ Jimmy Brody has quit the ring for his socialite fiancée, Helen Cunningham, and gone into the book publishing business with her father, Chester. Helen goes on a world cruise and Chester informs Jimmy that they must have money in order to avoid bankruptcy. So, to raise money and believing the world-cruising Helen will not hear about it, Jimmy arranges with his old manager, Gus Weller, to see promoter Tex Harmon about a match with the current titleholder, "Killer" Bronski. Big-shot gambler Tony Russo agrees to underwrite the challenger's cut and to take care of the publicity. Tony hires a fast-talking press agent, Terry Shea, to build Jimmy up as the favorite, with the intention of cashing in on what he believes will be Bronski's certain victory. The reason that Tony believes this is because he has dropped several pointed hints to Jimmy that Jimmy will stay healthy after the fight only if he emerges the loser. Jane Cunningham, Chester's younger daughter, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Valente de Chicago See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Cunningham's car is a 1948 Chrysler; Jane (Audrey Long) drives a 1949 Ford Convertible. See more »

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Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

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