Iron Man (1931 film)
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|Directed by||Tod Browning|
|Produced by||E. M. Asher
Carl Laemmle Jr.
|Screenplay by||Francis Edward Faragoh|
|Based on||the novel
by W.R. Burnett
|Music by||Bernie Grossman|
|Edited by||Milton Carruth|
|Distributed by||Universal Studios|
Iron Man is a 1931 American Pre-Code sports drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lew Ayres and Jean Harlow. In 1951, Universal remade the film with Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes and Rock Hudson, directed by Joseph Pevney.
After lightweight prizefighter Kid Mason (Ayres) loses his opening fight, golddigging wife Rose (Harlow) leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around, Mason trains seriously and starts winning. Naturally, Rose returns and worms her way back into his life, despite the misgivings of manager George Regan (Armstrong). Eventually, she cons Mason into dumping Regan and replacing him with her secret lover Lewis (Miljan), even though he has almost no experience in the fight game. To make matters worse, Mason's high living and neglect of his training threatens his latest title defense.
- Lew Ayres as Kid Mason
- Robert Armstrong as George Regan
- Jean Harlow as Rose Mason
- John Miljan as Paul H. Lewis
- Edward Dillon as Jeff
- Mike Donlin as McNeil
- Morrie Cohan as Rattler O'Keefe
- Mary Doran as Showgirl
- Mildred Van Dorn as Gladys DeVere
- Ned Sparks as Riley
- Sammy Blum as Mandel
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