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Mister Universe (1951)

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89 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

A gullible and honest "Mr. Universe" winner, Tommy Tomkins, gets added to the stable of a con-man and a wrestling prompter. He wins match after match, legitimately, and then balks when he is told he must lose a match, as all in the ...See moreA gullible and honest "Mr. Universe" winner, Tommy Tomkins, gets added to the stable of a con-man and a wrestling prompter. He wins match after match, legitimately, and then balks when he is told he must lose a match, as all in the phony-sport of professional wrestling must do at one time or another.A complication arises when Tommy can not be taught to be dishonest. Complications also arise when a gangster tries to buy in on the setup. A "comedy" film based on the tragic career of prizefighter Primo Canera. Written by Les Adams See less
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Searle Kramer (original screenplay)
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Updated Jan 10, 1951

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Jan 10, 1951 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Jack Carson
Jeff Clayton Jeff Clayton   See fewer
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Janis Paige
Lorraine Lorraine   See fewer
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Vince Edwards
Tommy Tomkins (as Vincent Edwards) Tommy Tomkins (as Vincent Edwards)   See fewer
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Bert Lahr
Joe Pulaski Joe Pulaski   See fewer
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Robert Alda
Fingers Maroni Fingers Maroni   See fewer
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Maxie Rosenbloom
Big Ears, the Trainer (as Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom) Big Ears, the Trainer (as Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom)   See fewer
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Joyce Mathews
Maroni's Moll (as Joyce Matthews) Maroni's Moll (as Joyce Matthews)   See fewer
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Harry Landers
Henchman Henchman   See fewer
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Donald Novis
Singer Singer   See fewer
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Murray Rothenberg
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Dennis James
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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The Missing Link
Wrestler - The Missing Link Wrestler - The Missing Link   See fewer
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Chief Flying Mare
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Gorilla Hogan
Wrestler - Gorilla Hogan Wrestler - Gorilla Hogan   See fewer
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Newton the Teuton
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Delightful Dave
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Gregorivitch the Magnificent
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The Hoboken Turk
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Tom Ahearne
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Michael Sean O'Shea
Broadway Columnist (as Sean O'Shea) Broadway Columnist (as Sean O'Shea)   See fewer
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Jack Carr
Wrestler - Gruesome (uncredited) Wrestler - Gruesome (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Frome
Ring Announcer (uncredited) Ring Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Rivers
Teenage Girl in Audience (uncredited) Teenage Girl in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 35 votes