The Flanagan Boy

Bad Blonde

1953

Reginald Le Borg
Director
Hammer Films
Production Company
Lippert Pictures
US Distributor

Naive boxer (The Flanagan Boy) runs afoul of his promoter's trophy wife (the Bad Blonde), leading to murder, etc.

Pretty good film, part boxing drama, part British riff on The Postman Always Ring Twice. Tony Wright is a tad too naive, but Sid James is great and steals the film. Quite a satisfying ending, too -- if the rest of the film had been that good, this would be a classic.

-Dave W.


The Flanagan Boy
1949
by Max Catto





Bad Blonde
10th April 1953
Cinema



80 mins
1.37:1

The Flanagan Boy
23rd June 1953
Cinema



80 mins
1.37:1


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Barbara Payton
Lorna Vecchi
Frederick Valk
Giuseppe Vecchi
John Slater
Charlie Sullivan
Sid James
Sharkey
(as Sidney James)
Tony Wright
Johnny Flanagan
Marie Burke
Mother Vecchi
Selma Vaz Dias
Mrs. Corelli
Enzo Coticchia
Mr. Corelli
George Woodbridge
Inspector
Laurence Naismith
Barker
Barry Johns
Booth Audience Member
Ian Wilson
Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
Len, Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
Booth Audience Member
Eddie Boyce
Booth Audience Member
Unknown Male 88
Ringer in Booth Audience
Charles Rayford
Booth Audience Member
Ray Schock
Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
Booth Boxer
Roy Catthouse
Booth Boxer
Tom Clegg
Booth Boxer
Unknown 27119
Flirtatious Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
Booth Timekeeper
Charles Stevenson
Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
Booth Audience Member
Unknown 27119
News Hawker in Pub
Jimmy Charters
Pub Patron
Bettina Dickson
Barmaid
Unknown 27119
Pub Patron
Lindsay Hooper
Pub Patron
Unknown 27119
Room Service Waiter
Rex Garner
Waiter
Fred Machon
Clumsy Dancer
Unknown 27119
Club Singer
Charles Hammond
Club Dancer
Unknown 27119
Sports Reporter
Cowley Brown
Weigh-In Offical
Unknown 27119
Weigh-In Official
Unknown 27119
Boxing Announcer
Joe Quigley
Lou Kossoff
Jack Sharp
Kossov's Second
Jimmy Davies
Kossov's Second
Ralph Moss
Kossov's Second
Jim Brady
Boxing Match Audience
Billy Wilmot
Boxing Match Audience
Jack Armstrong
Boxing Match Audience
Fred Davis
Boxing Match Spectator
Unknown Male 63
Boxing Match Spectator
Joe Bloom
Referee
Unknown 27119
Messenger
Unknown 27119
Police Sergeant
Chris Adcock
Booth Boxer
Bob Simmons
Booth Boxer
Unknown 27119
Boxing Hopeful
John Brooking
Barnes
(scenes apparently deleted)
Houses of Parliament
Themselves

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