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The working title for this film was Spring 3100 . FD lists Ray Snyder rather than Viola Lawrence as film ... More Less

The working title for this film was Spring 3100 . FD lists Ray Snyder rather than Viola Lawrence as film editor. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
23 Nov 34
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Nov 34
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
12 Nov 34
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
15 Dec 34
p. 41.
Variety
27 Nov 34
p. 63.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Montague Shaw
Jack Kenney
Eddie Hearn
Clarence L. Sherwood
J. L. Lindsey
Allen Caven
Ed Brandenburg
Isabelle La Mal
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Harry Cohn, President
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
STAND INS
Stand-in for Nancy Carroll
Stand-in for George Murphy
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Spring 3100 by Argyll Campbell and Willard Mack (New York, 15 Feb 1928).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Spring 3100
Release Date:
20 November 1934
Production Date:
8 September--1 October 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Copyright Date:
12 November 1934
Copyright Number:
LP5095
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60 or 66
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
356
SYNOPSIS

On the night of his big fight, Larry O'Roarke finds his fiancée Josephine Douglas, working late for her boss, jeweler Mark Lambert, who has a reputation as a womanizer. When Jo refuses to leave to attend the fight, she and Larry argue and end their engagement. Back at work, Mark notices Jo crying, and when he learns what happened, he takes her to the arena. During the fight, Larry notices the couple and as a result, he receives a knockout punch. Larry awakes in his dressing room, and when Jo and Mark enter, Larry punches Mark, and Jo leaves angrily. Later, noticing Larry is morose, Mike Callahan, his chief handler, follows him to the apartment of Jo's family. The couple argue again, and Larry drives away with Jo and Mike following in a cab. When they catch up with Larry, the couple are reunited, and he promises never to be jealous again if she will quit her job. The next morning, they are married, and Mike gives them $500. After the honeymoon, Jo learns they are broke. Larry gets back into condition, and Mike arranges a rematch with the fighter who delivered the knockout punch. Later, when Jo's sister Penny drives by with salesman Jim Rainey, Larry mistakes her for Jo. Then, Larry, Jo, Penny and Jim, go to a nightclub, where they happen to meet Mark, and Larry leaves angrily. Jo agrees to go back to work for Mark in order to support them, but Larry believes the worst. He rushes to Mark's apartment and a vicious fight ensues. Larry shoots Mark and afterward is ... +


On the night of his big fight, Larry O'Roarke finds his fiancée Josephine Douglas, working late for her boss, jeweler Mark Lambert, who has a reputation as a womanizer. When Jo refuses to leave to attend the fight, she and Larry argue and end their engagement. Back at work, Mark notices Jo crying, and when he learns what happened, he takes her to the arena. During the fight, Larry notices the couple and as a result, he receives a knockout punch. Larry awakes in his dressing room, and when Jo and Mark enter, Larry punches Mark, and Jo leaves angrily. Later, noticing Larry is morose, Mike Callahan, his chief handler, follows him to the apartment of Jo's family. The couple argue again, and Larry drives away with Jo and Mike following in a cab. When they catch up with Larry, the couple are reunited, and he promises never to be jealous again if she will quit her job. The next morning, they are married, and Mike gives them $500. After the honeymoon, Jo learns they are broke. Larry gets back into condition, and Mike arranges a rematch with the fighter who delivered the knockout punch. Later, when Jo's sister Penny drives by with salesman Jim Rainey, Larry mistakes her for Jo. Then, Larry, Jo, Penny and Jim, go to a nightclub, where they happen to meet Mark, and Larry leaves angrily. Jo agrees to go back to work for Mark in order to support them, but Larry believes the worst. He rushes to Mark's apartment and a vicious fight ensues. Larry shoots Mark and afterward is struck with amnesia and flees, leaving Jo to face murder charges. When Larry finally regains his memory, he arrives in time to hear Jo being convicted, and confesses to the crime. Larry is then arrested and sentenced to death. As Larry walks toward the electric chair, he tells the priest that he used to be a boxer and asks him to count him out. Falling down, Larry wakes up in the ring. At the sound of the bell, he realizes he was dreaming. After the fight, Larry, Mark and Jo celebrate Larry's victory and his upcoming championship match. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Boxing


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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