The Swellhead

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Romance, Sports

THE SWELLHEAD is a simple story about a factory girl, Mamie Judd (Marion Shilling), who falls in love with Bill "Cyclone" Hickey (Johnny Walker), an overconfident, unimpressive prizefighter. Mamie engages sportswriter Johnny Trump (James Gleason) to manage the boxer, but Cyclone's attitude causes his new manager to walk out, and the boxer's career takes...read more

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THE SWELLHEAD is a simple story about a factory girl, Mamie Judd (Marion Shilling), who falls in love with Bill "Cyclone" Hickey (Johnny Walker), an overconfident, unimpressive prizefighter. Mamie engages sportswriter Johnny Trump (James Gleason) to manage the boxer, but Cyclone's attitude

causes his new manager to walk out, and the boxer's career takes a nosedive. Trump is finally persuaded to return, and Cyclone begins to win again, paving the way for the romantic clinch between the boxer and his girl.

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  • Review: THE SWELLHEAD is a simple story about a factory girl, Mamie Judd (Marion Shilling), who falls in love with Bill "Cyclone" Hickey (Johnny Walker), an overconfident, unimpressive prizefighter. Mamie engages sportswriter Johnny Trump (James Gleason) to manage… (more)

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