World in My Corner

World in My Corner is a 1956 film noir drama sport film directed by Jesse Hibbs and starring Audie Murphy and Barbara Rush. It was one of the few non-Westerns Murphy made in his career.[1]

World in My Corner
Directed byJesse Hibbs
Produced byAaron Rosenberg
Written byJack Sher
Joseph Stone
StarringAudie Murphy
Barbara Rush
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
Edited byMilton Carruth
Production
company
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • February 17, 1956 (1956-02-17) (New York City)
  • March 1956 (1956-03) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Premise

Tommy Shea (Audie Murphy), a boxer from Jersey City, is sponsored by millionaire Robert Mallinson (Jeff Morrow). He falls for Mallinson's daughter, Dorothy (Barbara Rush) and decides to work for crooked fight promoter Harry Cram to earn the money to keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed.

Cast

Production

The film was Murphy's first following the tremendous box office success of To Hell and Back (1955) and used the same producer and director as that film. Murphy fights with several real life boxers on screen, including Chico Vejar, Art Aragon and Cisco Andrade.[2][3] Andrade later praised Murphy as being "the first actor I ever saw who wasn't afraid of getting hit hard in a prize fight scene."[4]

Response

According to Murphy's biographer, the film "didn't do anything at the box office".[4]

References

  1. World in My Corner at Audie Murphy Memorial Site
  2. 'Audie Murphy's a Prize Fighter in New Loop Movie', Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) [Chicago, Ill] Mar 11, 1956: j11.
  3. Dick Wagner, 'I Was on Top of the World Then; I Was King Kong': Cisco Kid: Contender Who Was Never Quite Champ', Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] Apr 7, 1985: sg5.
  4. Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet, N.Y.: Viking, 1989 p263
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