Fight for Your Lady

Fight for Your Lady is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Benjamin Stoloff and written by Ernest Pagano, Harry Segall and Harold Daniel Kusel. The film stars John Boles, Jack Oakie, Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame, Gordon Jones, Erik Rhodes, Billy Gilbert and Paul Guilfoyle.[1][2][3] The film was released on November 5, 1937, by RKO Pictures.

Fight for Your Lady
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBenjamin Stoloff
Produced byAlbert Lewis
Screenplay byErnest Pagano
Harry Segall
Harold Daniel Kusel
Story byJean Negulesco
Isabel Leighton
StarringJohn Boles
Jack Oakie
Ida Lupino
Margot Grahame
Gordon Jones
Erik Rhodes
Billy Gilbert
Paul Guilfoyle
Music byFrank Tours
CinematographyJack MacKenzie
Edited byGeorge Crone
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • November 5, 1937 (1937-11-05)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States


"Honest" Ham Hamilton needs money. A wrestling promoter in London, he places a wager and tells his champion Mike Scanlon to lose on purpose, but Mike wins anyway to impress Marcia Trent, an actress who has bet on him to win.

Hamilton ingratiates himself with Marcia and her betrothed, singer Robert Densmore, then sees Robert become suicidally depressed after Marcia leaves him for Mike. On a night In Budapest, a drunken Robert is persuaded by equally inebriated reporter Jim Trask make a play for a nightclub singer, Marietta, and incur the wrath of her jealous beau, Spadissimo. He will be challenged to a duel and that will grant Robert's wish to die.

Trouble ensues when Marietta becomes genuinely attracted to Robert and lies that his mother desperately needs him. Spadissimo takes pity until Marcia informs him Robert has no mother. The duel is on until Hamilton throws himself at the swordsman's mercy on Robert's behalf, disguised as his mother.



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