This is a 1949 film with Kirk Douglas.

Very standard stuff, and quite predictable with all of the usual plot points associated with films about rags-to-riches boxers. However, I did enjoy this, mostly because it had Kirk Douglas.

Kirk was impressive mostly because he either trained a lot for this film, or he was already quite the physical rumble-tumble kind of guy. He can use a jump rope like a demon, and obviously had the physique. His acting was a bit over-done at times though, but he is Kirk Douglas so all is forgiven.

I recognised a line from a Ren and Stimpy episode in this: “we’re not hitch-hiking anymore, we’re ridin’!”.

Not bad.

Date watched: February 27th
Kirk-O-Douglas: 7/10
Score: 7/10
Film count 2016: 37

Here is the whole thing. Unfortunately the quality is not the best.

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