The Crowd Roars (1938)

Director
Richard Thorpe

Main cast
Robert Taylor; Edward Arnold; Frank Morgan; Maureen O'Sullivan; William Gargan

Genres
Drama, Action

Description
A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.


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