They Never Come Back (1932)

64 or 67-68 mins | Drama | 10 May 1932

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HISTORY

The title card to the film reads " They Never Come Back by Arthur Hoerl." It is unclear whether he wrote the original story on which the film is based, or only co-wrote the dialogue and continuity with Sherman Lowe. According to a contemporary article, James J. Jeffries was a one-time heavyweight boxing ... More Less

The title card to the film reads " They Never Come Back by Arthur Hoerl." It is unclear whether he wrote the original story on which the film is based, or only co-wrote the dialogue and continuity with Sherman Lowe. According to a contemporary article, James J. Jeffries was a one-time heavyweight boxing champion. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 May 32
p. 10.
Harrison's Reports
7 May 32
p. 75.
Motion Picture Herald
11 Jun 32
p. 32.
New York Times
4 Jun 32
p. 9.
Variety
7 Jun 32
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Alfred T. Mannon, President
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Dial and cont
Dial and cont
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Sd eng
Rec eng
PRODUCTION MISC
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1932
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64 or 67-68
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Boxer Jimmy Nolan receives news of his mother's death just before a big fight, and consequently loses the match. Despite an injury to his arm, Jimmy leaves immediately after the fight to be with his sister, Mary. After an absence Jimmy returns with Mary, but is unable to fight because his arm healed improperly. Jimmy gets a job as assistant manager at Jerry Filmore's Club Royale and falls in love with the lead dancer, Adele, who is involved with Filmore. Jimmy befriends Ralph the ticket-taker, who is also Adele's brother. When Filmore fights with Adele, Jimmy intervenes and almost loses his job. One night, Ralph pockets $500 and asks Jimmy to watch the register for a few minutes. At the end of the evening, Ralph reports the missing money and after a search, a policeman finds it in Jimmy's pocket and arrests him. Adele visits Jimmy in jail every week. In the meantime, Ralph and Mary have fallen in love. Finally, Ralph confesses to Adele that he owed Filmore $1,000 and framed Jimmy at Filmore's orders. Adele plans revenge and invites Filmore over one night, but Jimmy shows up unexpectedly, having received time off for good behavior. Adele leaves with Filmore and Jimmy is heartbroken. Ralph and Mary arrive home and Ralph confesses to Jimmy, telling him of Adele's plan for revenge. Jimmy arranges to fight Sailor King and wins $1,000 from the match. He returns to Club Royale and gives Filmore the money, thereby clearing Ralph's debt. A fight ensues between Jimmy and Filmore and his bouncers until the police arrive and arrest Filmore and his ... +


Boxer Jimmy Nolan receives news of his mother's death just before a big fight, and consequently loses the match. Despite an injury to his arm, Jimmy leaves immediately after the fight to be with his sister, Mary. After an absence Jimmy returns with Mary, but is unable to fight because his arm healed improperly. Jimmy gets a job as assistant manager at Jerry Filmore's Club Royale and falls in love with the lead dancer, Adele, who is involved with Filmore. Jimmy befriends Ralph the ticket-taker, who is also Adele's brother. When Filmore fights with Adele, Jimmy intervenes and almost loses his job. One night, Ralph pockets $500 and asks Jimmy to watch the register for a few minutes. At the end of the evening, Ralph reports the missing money and after a search, a policeman finds it in Jimmy's pocket and arrests him. Adele visits Jimmy in jail every week. In the meantime, Ralph and Mary have fallen in love. Finally, Ralph confesses to Adele that he owed Filmore $1,000 and framed Jimmy at Filmore's orders. Adele plans revenge and invites Filmore over one night, but Jimmy shows up unexpectedly, having received time off for good behavior. Adele leaves with Filmore and Jimmy is heartbroken. Ralph and Mary arrive home and Ralph confesses to Jimmy, telling him of Adele's plan for revenge. Jimmy arranges to fight Sailor King and wins $1,000 from the match. He returns to Club Royale and gives Filmore the money, thereby clearing Ralph's debt. A fight ensues between Jimmy and Filmore and his bouncers until the police arrive and arrest Filmore and his men. Jimmy promises Adele he will not fight again until after they are married. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Boxing


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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