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The Duke Comes Back (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 29 November 1937 (USA)
An ex-prizefighter returns to the ring to help his father-in-law who has money problems. Based on Lucian Cary's novel "The Duke Comes Back."


Irving Pichel


Adele Buffington (screenplay) (as Adele B. Buffington), Edmond Seward (screenplay) (as Edmund Seward) | 1 more credit »


Cast overview:
Allan Lane ... Duke Foster
Heather Angel ... Susan Corbin Foster
Genevieve Tobin ... Pauline Corbin
Johnny Russell ... Jimmy Foster (as John Russell)
Joseph Crehan ... Pat Doyle
Frederick Burton ... Arnold Corbin
Ben Welden ... Barney (as Ben Weldon)
Selmer Jackson ... Jim Watson
Clyde Dilson Clyde Dilson ... Parke
George Lynn ... Al
Victor Adams Victor Adams ... Nick
Art Lasky Art Lasky ... Joe Bronski
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Snowflake (as Snowflake)
Byron Foulger ... Peters
George Cooper ... Janitor




An ex-prizefighter returns to the ring to help his father-in-law who has money problems. Based on Lucian Cary's novel "The Duke Comes Back."

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ROMANCE WITH A SOCK! A fighting fool in the ring...until a dame lands with a right to the heart. See more »


Drama | Sport


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During the climactic ending boxing scene, watch how star Allan Lane's boxing trunks and his opponent, seem to have exchanged boxing trunks during filming. See more »

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Honest, upright boxer forced into betrayal...
18 December 2006 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Allan Lane, before he became B-western hero Allan "Rocky" Lane had an all too brief career as a very likable leading man( Panama Lady, Crime Ring, etc.) In this very economical little drama he plays an honest, upright champion boxer who is forced into betraying a promise to his newlywed wife that he would quit the ring. It seems her father is about to go bottoms up in the stock market crash and "the Duke" can save him by winning enough money if he defends his championship in one more bout. Crooked backers of his challenger want to ensure that he will take a fall. They hold his wife and son hostage during the bout. And there's a gunman in the stands with a bead on him if he refuses! Lane, as usual, is very good in this and the hour's viewing will be well spent.

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Release Date:

29 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El campeón invencible See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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