Fighting to Live

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  • 1934
  • 1 hr
  • 5.0  (31)

This movie is a heart-wrenching drama from 1934 that tells the story of a young woman named Mary Jenkins played by Marion Shilling, who is struggling to make ends meet during the Great Depression. Mary lost her father to an accident and has been living with her mother and siblings since then. She is the only bread-winner in her family and works as a seamstress at a factory.

Mary's life takes a turn for the worse when the factory she works at goes out of business, and she loses her job. With no other employment opportunities available, Mary falls into a deep depression and feels like giving up on life. However, things take an unexpected turn when she meets a young man named Jim played by Steve Pendleton.

Jim is a boxer who is down on his luck and is trying to make a comeback in the boxing world. He sees something special in Mary and takes her under his wing, teaching her how to box. Mary is initially hesitant, but with Jim's encouragement, she begins to train hard and develop her skills.

As Mary starts to become more confident in the ring, she begins to gain a name for herself as a female boxer. But her success is short-lived when her mother falls ill, and she has to make the difficult decision of leaving the fighting world to take care of her family.

Just when it seems like things can't get any worse for Mary, she discovers that her younger brother has gotten into trouble with a local gang. Mary puts her boxing skills to use and confronts the gang to save her brother, but her bravery comes at a price.

Fighting to Live is an emotional rollercoaster that takes the viewer on a journey through the struggles and hardships of the depression era. Marion Shilling delivers a remarkable performance as Mary, bringing depth and authenticity to the character. Steve Pendleton and Reb Russell also give compelling performances as Jim and the local gang leader, respectively.

The movie is not only a story about boxing but a story about perseverance and the human spirit. It highlights the importance of never giving up, even when all seems lost. It shows how one person's determination and bravery can make a difference in the lives of those around them.

The film is directed by J.P. McGowan and features stunning cinematography that captures the gritty reality of life during the depression. The boxing scenes are well choreographed and provide a thrilling spectacle for the viewer.

Overall, Fighting to Live is a must-see film for anyone interested in the history of cinema and the human experience. It is a powerful reminder of the strength and courage that resides within all of us, no matter the circumstances we face.

Fighting to Live is a 1934 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (31)