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Right Cross

Released Oct 6, 1950 1h 30m Drama List
Reviews 11% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Prizewinning boxerJohnny Monterez (Ricardo Montalban) is mad at the world, feeling persecuted because of his Mexican heritage. Worse yet, his right hand is damaged from years of fighting. Then Johnny falls in love with Pat O'Malley (June Allyson), his manager's pretty daughter, even though his best friend, Rick Gavery (Dick Powell), is already besotted with her. Everything is on the line when Johnny, against Rick's wishes, agrees to a match with a fearsome opponent. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A dull boxing melodrama. Rated: B- Sep 17, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Adequate boxing drama with good cast but don't go out of your way. Marilyn Monroe, on her way up, has one scene with Dick Powell that is wholly independent from the rest of the film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It's no "Body & Soul" or "Champion," but it's a solid little boxing picture from director John Sturges about boxer Ricardo Montalban. June Allyson plays his manager and Dick Powell plays a cynical reporter who gets jealous when Montalban and Allyson develop a relationship. It's not a particularly compelling story but Sturges is pretty reliable and delivers some decent boxing matches, though the film does avoid the boxing film cliche of ending on a big climactic boxing match. There's also a David Raksin score, but best of all there's Ricardo Montalban, who I've recently become obsessed with her early films. I'm now watching all of his early films an imagining if her had been able to break through and been a major star, because Montalban absolutely has that on-screen star charisma and screen command that you don't always see. I may have been more partial to this film because of my recent fasciation with Montalban, but he really elevated this film from it rather run-of-the-mill story. John Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe both appear in uncredited roles before they made it big (Monroe more so than Mitchum). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member oh boy yet another boxing pic Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member pretty good boxing movie-no rocky mind u but still good-all star cast. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Prizewinning boxerJohnny Monterez (Ricardo Montalban) is mad at the world, feeling persecuted because of his Mexican heritage. Worse yet, his right hand is damaged from years of fighting. Then Johnny falls in love with Pat O'Malley (June Allyson), his manager's pretty daughter, even though his best friend, Rick Gavery (Dick Powell), is already besotted with her. Everything is on the line when Johnny, against Rick's wishes, agrees to a match with a fearsome opponent.
Director
John Sturges
Producer
Armand Deutsch
Screenwriter
Charles Schnee
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 6, 1950, Original
Runtime
1h 30m