There Ain't No Justice (novel)

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There Ain't No Justice
Author James Curtis
Language English
Genre Sports Drama
Publication date
Media type Print

There Ain't No Justice is sports novel by the British writer James Curtis first published in 1937.


A promising young boxer, Tommy Mutch, is convinced to turn professional and becomes involved with a successful promoter Sammy Sanders. At first Mutch enjoys a string of victories but is horrified when he discovers that Sanders wants him to take a dive in his next fight. He refuses to co-operate and retires from fighting, but when his sister urgently needs money, Mutch is forced to go back into the ring for a final time.

Film adaptation[edit]

In 1939 the novel was adapted into a film made at Ealing Studios. It was the directorial debut of Penrose Tennyson and starred Jimmy Hanley and Edward Chapman.[1] The screenplay was partly written by Curtis, adapting his own novel.


  1. ^ Barr p.18-19


  • Barr, Charles. Ealing Studios. Cameron Books, 1998.