Ringside (1949 film)

Ringside is a 1949 American film noir drama sport film directed by Frank McDonald for Lippert Pictures from a story by Daniel B. Ullman, adapted by Ron Ormond.

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Directed byFrank McDonald
Produced byRon Ormond
Written byRon Ormond
Story byDaniel B. Ullman
StarringDon "Red" Barry
Tom Brown
Sheila Ryan
Music byWalter Greene
CinematographyErnest Miller
(as Ernest Miller)
Edited byHugh Winn
Distributed byScreen Guild Productions
Release date
  • July 14, 1949 (1949-07-14)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


Don Barry plays a pianist who turns to boxing to avenge his brother.[1][2]



  1. Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series 1949 -p94 "RINGSIDE. Lippert Productions, Inc., 1949. "Released by Screen Guild Productions, Inc. 64 min., sd. , b&w, 35mm. Summary: A melodrama in which a concert pianist becomes a prizefighter in order to kill the man who had blinded his brother ."
  2. Ivan Raykoff Dreams of Love: Playing the Romantic Pianist 2014 - 0199892679 p.62 "Boxing is even more clearly tied to a pianist's technique and his desires in the movie Ringside (1949). Michael O'Hara (Don Barry) is an accomplished pianist, but his playing lacks expressive feeling. “You play notes,” Professor Berger (William Edmunds) informs him after listening to his rather lukewarm rendition of Frédéric Chopin's Fantasy-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66. “Playing notes and playing music are two different things.."
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