The Leather-Pushers

  • 1940
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Sports

When a brawl breaks out at the local gym, Dick (Richard Arlen), the trainer of wrestler Andy Grogan (Andy Devine), demonstrates some real punching power, and Slick (Douglas Fowley), a boxing promoter, persuades him to give prizefighting a try, paving his way to success with a series of fixed fights. Pat (Astrid Allwyn), a female sportswriter whose readers...read more

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When a brawl breaks out at the local gym, Dick (Richard Arlen), the trainer of wrestler Andy Grogan (Andy Devine), demonstrates some real punching power, and Slick (Douglas Fowley), a boxing promoter, persuades him to give prizefighting a try, paving his way to success with a series of

fixed fights. Pat (Astrid Allwyn), a female sportswriter whose readers think she's a man, knows something is fishy, and Slick decides to sock it to her by sticking her with Dick's contract, which she wins in a raffle. She and Dick have the last laugh, though, when he starts landing punches for

real.

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  • Review: When a brawl breaks out at the local gym, Dick (Richard Arlen), the trainer of wrestler Andy Grogan (Andy Devine), demonstrates some real punching power, and Slick (Douglas Fowley), a boxing promoter, persuades him to give prizefighting a try, paving his w… (more)

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