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Knockout (1941)

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73 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Fighter Johnny Rocket, Arthur Kennedy agrees to the request of his fiancée, Angela, Olympe Bradna, to quit boxing after his next bout. Promoter Trego, Anthony Quinn, who has just purchased Johnny's contract, urges him to continue and ...See moreFighter Johnny Rocket, Arthur Kennedy agrees to the request of his fiancée, Angela, Olympe Bradna, to quit boxing after his next bout. Promoter Trego, Anthony Quinn, who has just purchased Johnny's contract, urges him to continue and realize his abilities, but Johnny refuses. Later, after the couple marries and Angela is pregnant, Johnny can't find work and returns to Trego and the ring. With Trego's guidance, Johnny's career blossoms -- but with disastrous results for his marriage. See less
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Writers
M. Coates Webster (screenplay) | Michael Fessier (from a story by)
Cinematographer
Ted D. McCord (as Ted McCord)
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Updated Mar 29, 1941

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Mar 29, 1941 (United States)

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66 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Arthur Kennedy
Johnny Rocket Johnny Rocket   See fewer
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Olympe Bradna
Angela Grinnelli Angela Grinnelli   See fewer
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Virginia Field
Gloria Van Ness Gloria Van Ness   See fewer
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Cliff Edwards
Pinky (credits) / Sleepy Pinky (credits) / Sleepy   See fewer
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Cornel Wilde
Tom Rossi Tom Rossi   See fewer
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Richard Ainley
Allison Allison   See fewer
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William Edmunds
Louis Grinnelli Louis Grinnelli   See fewer
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Frank Wilcox
Denning Denning   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Pat Martin Pat Martin   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Pelky Pelky   See fewer
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Vera Lewis
Mrs. Turner (scenes deleted) Mrs. Turner (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Charles C. Wilson
Monigan (as Charles Wilson) Monigan (as Charles Wilson)   See fewer
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Edwin Stanley
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Nat Carr
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted) Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Herbert Anderson
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Ashley
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Abie Bain
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Bain
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Gloria's Butler (uncredited) Gloria's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Campeau
Reporter Next to Radio Announcer (uncredited) Reporter Next to Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Fiske Fight Ring Announcer (uncredited) Fiske Fight Ring Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell
'Punch' Hawkins, a Fighter (uncredited) 'Punch' Hawkins, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Clarke
Peters, a Fighter (uncredited) Peters, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Clayton
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Coe
Billy Coe, Kent Fight Timekeeper (uncredited) Billy Coe, Kent Fight Timekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Garrett Craig
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Zeke, Gloria's Photographer (uncredited) Zeke, Gloria's Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Fighter in Locker Room (uncredited) Fighter in Locker Room (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Garland
Jim Fiske, a Fighter (uncredited) Jim Fiske, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Frank (uncredited) Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Gray
Kent, a Fighter (uncredited) Kent, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Creighton Hale
Second Reporter (uncredited) Second Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Hayle
Mrs. Smithers (uncredited) Mrs. Smithers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Herrick
Fighter Sitting on Johnny's Pants (uncredited) Fighter Sitting on Johnny's Pants (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hopper
First Reporter (uncredited) First Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Anthony Hughes
Mr. Ben Morton (uncredited) Mr. Ben Morton (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Indrisano
Johnny Indrisano, Kent Fight Referee (uncredited) Johnny Indrisano, Kent Fight Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Keane
Indianapolis Athletic Commission Official (uncredited) Indianapolis Athletic Commission Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Kellogg
Murphy, a Fighter (uncredited) Murphy, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Kerwin
East Side Pug (uncredited) East Side Pug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reid Kilpatrick
Fiske Fight Radio Announcer (uncredited) Fiske Fight Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spike Mason
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mayo
Doctor L. Madison (uncredited) Doctor L. Madison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry McGrath
Al Mory, Fiske Fight Referee (uncredited) Al Mory, Fiske Fight Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Moran
East Side Pug (uncredited) East Side Pug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Kid Williams' Manager (uncredited) Kid Williams' Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy O'Gatty
East Side Pug (uncredited) East Side Pug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Hanson Fight Ring Announcer (uncredited) Hanson Fight Ring Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Pendleton
Stanley, a Fighter (uncredited) Stanley, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Hanson Fight Referee (uncredited) Hanson Fight Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Hawkins Fight Ring Announcer (uncredited) Hawkins Fight Ring Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Phillips
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William 'Bill' Phillips
Kovacs, a Fighter (uncredited) Kovacs, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John J. Richardson
Hanson Fight Watcher (uncredited) Hanson Fight Watcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Riggi
Monk Hanson, a Fighter (uncredited) Monk Hanson, a Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
Hawkins Fight Referee (uncredited) Hawkins Fight Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Nightclub Headwaiter (uncredited) Nightclub Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Charlie, Kid Williams' Handler (uncredited) Charlie, Kid Williams' Handler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elliott Sullivan
East Side Pug (uncredited) East Side Pug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo White
Hanson Fight Watcher (uncredited) Hanson Fight Watcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ulysses Williams
Boxer (uncredited) Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Wilson
Mac, Man in Gym (uncredited) Mac, Man in Gym (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Wise
Nightclub Photographer (uncredited) Nightclub Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 126 votes