The Prizefighter and the Lady

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Max Baer Jr in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) with Walter Huston and Vince Barnett

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The Prizefighter and the Lady

 

original lobby card (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

original lobby card (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

original lobby card (1933)

 

The Prizefighter and the Lady

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original title card (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

original lobby card (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

 

original lobby card (1933)

The Prizefighter and the Lady

 

Max Baer, Primo Carnera, and Larry McGrath in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

original lobby card (1933)

 

The Prizefighter and the Lady

 

original lobby card (1933)

Prizefighter and the Lady

Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Walter Huston and Vince Barnett in a publicity photo for Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), another Hawks film for which he only directed the first few scenes.  It was one of three films he made at MGM in 1933, the first and last time he worked for the studio.

Prizefighter and the Lady

The back of this publicity still reads

MAX BAER….the screen’s newest romantic lover, and his leading lady, Myrna Loy, as they appear in Max’s film debut, “The Prizefighter and the Lady,” now in production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Howard Hawks developed the story for Clark Gable and Jean Harlow but MGM executives had other plans.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

 

While at MGM Howard Hawks planned on making The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) as a vehicle for their hottest team Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, but MGM executives cast Myrna Loy and real life prizefighter and acting novice Max Baer instead.

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Myrna Loy and Walter Huston in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).

 

The Prizefighter and the Lady

 

Max Baer in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and The Lady

Fight manager Walter Huston takes stock of his boxer Max Baer in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933).

The Prizefighter and the Lady


Walter Huston, Myrna Loy and Vince Barnett in a publicity still for The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), the first of two films with Walter Huston that Howard Hawks started but did not complete.  Hawks also began work on The Outlaw with Huston as Doc Holliday, but he quit to direct Sergeant York instead.