The Prizefighter and the Lady

Myrna Loy is miscast as a nightclub singer in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).  Howard Hawks developed the film with Jean Harlow in mind, who was at MGM during Hawks’ time at the studio.  He was so dissatisfied, he quit the film, and never returned to the studio again.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Myrna Loy, Max Baer Jr, Walter Huston and Vince Barnett in a re-release publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Max Baer Jr and Jean Harlow in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).  When Howard Hawks began work on the film, he thought it would be a good vehicle for MGM’s biggest stars, Clark Gable and Jean Harlow.  Jean was replaced by Myrna Loy.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

(1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Max Baer Jr and Myrna Loy in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) on the cover of a foreign movie magazine

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Max Baer Jr, Vince Barnett and Walter Huston in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

foreign poster for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

print ad for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

foreign poster for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Primo Carnera, Walter Huston, Max Baer and Vince Barnett in a scene from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).  The film is not very good, and is included here because Howard Hawks filmed the first few scenes, and then was fired or he quit, it’s not certain.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

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

The Prizefighter and the Lady

By the looks of this poster, Every Woman’s Man appears to be an early title for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Walter Huston and Max Baer in a scene from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).  Howard Hawks envisioned Max’s part for Clark Gable.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Myrna Loy and Al Hill in a screencap from The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Max Baer as Steve in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).  Max had 22 acting credits in his career, from this, his debut, to 1958.  He is best known as the father of Max Baer Jr., who was Jethro on the long running The Beverly Hillbillies.