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The Kid Comes Back (1938)

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60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

After defeating a prominent, highly-ranked heavyweight fighter in convincing and sensational fashion, "Gunner" Malone hopes to get a shot at the world-champion title, but is foiled by the retirement by the fighter who holds it. Later, Russ...See moreAfter defeating a prominent, highly-ranked heavyweight fighter in convincing and sensational fashion, "Gunner" Malone hopes to get a shot at the world-champion title, but is foiled by the retirement by the fighter who holds it. Later, Russ Conway, a Texas cowboy "Gunner" has taken under his wing, becomes the leading contender for the title through the scheming of a newspaper sports writer; but Rush refuses to fight because he is in love with "Gunner's" sister, Mary, and has promised her he will quit the game---and trickery follows. The low-number PCA certificate on this film is because the film set on a Warner Brothers' shelf for two years after it was made. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
George Bricker (screen play) | E.J. Flanagan (based on "Trial Horse" story by)
Cinematographer
Arthur Edeson (photography)
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Updated Feb 6, 1938

Release date
Feb 12, 1938 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Wayne Morris
Rush Conway Rush Conway   See fewer
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Barton MacLane
'Gunner' Malone 'Gunner' Malone   See fewer
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June Travis
Mary Malone Mary Malone   See fewer
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Maxie Rosenbloom
Stan Wilson Stan Wilson   See fewer
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Archie Robbins
Kenneth Rockwell (as James Robbins) Kenneth Rockwell (as James Robbins)   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
Bobby Doyle Bobby Doyle   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Danny Lockridge Danny Lockridge   See fewer
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Frank Otto
Joey Meade Joey Meade   See fewer
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Robert Paige
Radio Announcer (as David Carlyle) Radio Announcer (as David Carlyle)   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Mr. Redmann Mr. Redmann   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Policeman Mike Dougherty Policeman Mike Dougherty   See fewer
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Wendell Niles
Radio Announcer (as Wen Niles) Radio Announcer (as Wen Niles)   See fewer
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Ward Bond
Spike - Sparring Partner (uncredited) Spike - Sparring Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Coe
Timekeeper (uncredited) Timekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Downen
Man Whose Mother's Dress Is Stepped On (uncredited) Man Whose Mother's Dress Is Stepped On (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Policeman in Gunner's Room (uncredited) Policeman in Gunner's Room (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Beefsteak Eddie's Cornerman (uncredited) Beefsteak Eddie's Cornerman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Martell
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Otho
Handler in Conway's Corner (uncredited) Handler in Conway's Corner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Referee Bob Perry (uncredited) Referee Bob Perry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Ring Announcer (uncredited) Ring Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Stanley
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Wilson's Sparring Partner (uncredited) Wilson's Sparring Partner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo White
Reporter / Waiter (uncredited) Reporter / Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Wise
Man Greeting Wilson / Diner / Fight Patron (uncredited) Man Greeting Wilson / Diner / Fight Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 45 votes