The Pittsburgh Kid

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The Pittsburgh Kid


The Pittsburgh Kid

Release Date: August 29, 1941

Year    :   1941
Slogan    :   «Billy Conn, The Pittsburgh Kid a story of the boxing world. An action plus story of a Pug and his women.»
Genres    :   Action
Production Companies    :   Republic Pictures
Director    :   Jack Townley
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Earl Felton, Octavus Roy Cohen, Houston Branch
RunTime    :   76 mins.

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.

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