About the film
The Pittsburgh Kid
Release Date: August 29, 1941
|Slogan||:||«Billy Conn, The Pittsburgh Kid Himself...in a story of the boxing world. An action plus story of a Pug and his women.»|
|Production Companies||:||Republic Pictures|
|Writers||:||Earl Felton, Octavus Roy Cohen, Houston Branch|
Unable to sign boxer Joe Louis to movie contract, Republic Pictures had to make do with the losers of Louis' heavyweight championship bouts. One of these was Billy Conn, who after being knocked out by Louis in the 13th round awakened to star in the Republic programmer The Pittsburgh Kid. The story finds clean-limned pugilist Conn (playing himself) being managed by pretty Patricia Mallory.