Born To Fight

Born To Fight

DVD Features:

    Rated: Not Rated
    Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
    Video: Black & White
    Released: June 28, 2005
    Originally Released: 1936
    Label: Alpha Video
    Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
    Packaging: Keep Case
    Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring         Kane Richmond & Frankie Darro
Performer:         Jack LaRue, Frances Grant & Frankie Darro
Directed by         Charles Hutchinson


Boxing phenomenon Bomber Brown seems destined to get a shot at the heavyweight title. When big shot gambler Smoothie Morgan suggests he throw a fight, Brown knocks Smoothie out cold in a crowded New York City restaurant. Facing assault charges, he takes his manager's advice and heads to Chicago. On the way, the fighter meets a scrappy street kid named Babyface Madison. Seeing boxing potential in the boy, Brown offers to train him as a professional boxer. Beginning a new life in Chicago as Tom Hayes, Bomber devotes himself to Babyface's career while keeping a low profile. His two lives are fated to intersect, though, as Babyface is offered a featherweight title bout at Madison Square Garden, and Tom Hayes must return to the city that knows him only as Bomber Brown...fugitive.

The son of circus aerialists, Frankie Darro appeared in numerous silent films as a youngster, including a series of westerns opposite Tom Tyler. As he grew older, his diminutive stature kept him playing characters considerably younger than his actual age, usually the smart aleck with a heart of gold. He made notable appearances in a number of serials, including Gene Autry's The Phantom Empire, was teamed with comedian Mantan Moreland for several pictures, co-starred in a series of Bowery Boys vehicles, and had enough riding skill to be routinely cast as a horse jockey. An excellent athlete, Darro often did his owns stunts, and found television work later in his career on the "Red Skelton Show," playing a little old lady prone to pratfalls.

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