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The title of A. P. Younger's original story was "Cyclone Hickey." ...

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The title of A. P. Younger's original story was "Cyclone Hickey."

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
15 Jul 1930
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DETAILS
Release Date:
20 March 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
22 March 1930
LP1172
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Length(in feet):
7,040
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Cyclone Hickey, a ham prizefighter who lives in an East Side tenement, is a joke to the public, a pest to matchmakers, and a hero to little Mamie Judd, the factory girl who lives across the hall from him in Maggie Callahan's boardinghouse. Mamie induces sportswriter Johnny Trump to take her savings and manage Cyclone, but when Cyclone becomes overconfident and insults Johnny and Mrs. Callahan, they give up on him and he fails to win matches. Mrs. Callahan, ill in bed, hears a radio account of a losing bout and implores Johnny to go to the ring and advise him; Cyclone wins the day and is happily united with ...

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Cyclone Hickey, a ham prizefighter who lives in an East Side tenement, is a joke to the public, a pest to matchmakers, and a hero to little Mamie Judd, the factory girl who lives across the hall from him in Maggie Callahan's boardinghouse. Mamie induces sportswriter Johnny Trump to take her savings and manage Cyclone, but when Cyclone becomes overconfident and insults Johnny and Mrs. Callahan, they give up on him and he fails to win matches. Mrs. Callahan, ill in bed, hears a radio account of a losing bout and implores Johnny to go to the ring and advise him; Cyclone wins the day and is happily united with Mamie.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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