The Prizefighter and the Lady

Myrna Loy and Max Baer Jr in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

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

The Prizefighter and the Lady

The Prizefighter and the Lady premiered Nov 10, 1933.  Howard Hawks directed the first few scenes, but he left the project, never to return to MGM.  It was the 15th film Hawks worked on as a director, but the first that he did not finish.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Max Baer Jr is in the ring with Walter Huston and Vince Barnett in his corner in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

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

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Spanish flyer for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Spanish flyer for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

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)