Winner Take All

Winner Take All

Director: Roy Del Ruth Cast: James Cagney, Marian Nixon, Guy Kibbee

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Overview

James Cagney stars as a popular prizefighter who loses his winnings through too much partying and too many women. Cagney's fans finance the boxer's regenerative stay at a New Mexico health resort. For the sake of pretty, poverty-stricken Marian Nixon, Cagney enters into a return bout. He splits his winnings with Nixon, then goes back to his old skirt-chasing pattern with fickle society girl Virginia Bruce. Having had his nose broken, Cagney fixes it up to please Bruce, and stops taking chances in the ring lest his beezer get smashed again. It doesn't take long for Cagney to plummet from popularity, but true-blue Nixon is there for him when he gets wise to himself. The beautifully staged fight scenes in Winner Take All, wherein James Cagney disdains the use of a double, were later excerpted in Cagney's last-ever film, 1985's Terrible Joe Moran.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2014
UPC: 0883316979464
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:06:00
Sales rank: 45,514

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Jim Kane
Marian Nixon Peggy Harmon
Guy Kibbee Pop Slavin
Clarence Muse Rosebud, the Trainer
Virginia Bruce Joan Gibson
Dickie Moore Dickie Harmon
Alan Mowbray Forbes
Esther Howard Ann
Ralf Harolde Legs Davis
John Roche Roger Elliott
Charles Coleman Butler
Jay Eaton Society man
Selmar Jackson Ring announcer
John Kelly Boxing Spectator
Chris-Pin Martin Manager
Charlotte Merriam Blonde
Bob Perry Tijuana referee
Harvey Perry Al West
Lee Phelps Ring Announcer for Championship Bout
George Raft Bandleader
Julian Rivero Pice
Rolfe Sedan Waiter
Phil Tead Reporter
Billy West Second
Renee Whitney Lois
Clarence H. Wilson Ben Isaacs
George "Gabby" Hayes Intern
Allan Lane Monty

Technical Credits
Roy Del Ruth Director,Producer
Gerald Beaumont Original Story
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
W. Franke Harling Score Composer
Robert Kurrle Cinematographer
Robert Lord Screenwriter
Wilson Mizner Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas Pratt Editor
Perc Westmore Makeup

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