Otto Kruger smokes a cigar in a scene from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

1933

Myrna Loy and Otto Kruger in a screencap from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Myrna Loy and Walter Huston in a screencap from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Myrna Loy as nightclub singer Belle in a screencap from The Priefighter and the Lady 91933)

Max Baer and Walter Huston in a screencap from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Max Baer and Myrna Loy in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Max Baer and Myrna Loy in a screencap from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). Max wasn’t much of an actor or personality, and Myrna was miscast as a Jean Harlow type.

Walter Huston as The Professor in a screencap from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). By coincidence, Walter was also in another film Howard Hawks started but soon left, The Outlaw. Walter was in one completed Hawks film, The Criminal Code (1931), as the prison warden.

Walter Huston in a screencap from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Max Baer and Myrna Loy are an unconvincing couple in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). Max would not be MGM’s newest jock to become a Hollywood star. They would have to settle for Johnny Weismuller as Tarzan.

Max Baer and an MGM dancer in a gif from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

foreign poster for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

original insert poster for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). Howard Hawks planned on directing the film with MGM’s two biggest stars at the time, Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, but MGM executives had final say in casting. Hawks directed the first few scenes before he was fired or quit.

Max Baer at the piano in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) with MGM chorus girls.