This typical 1930s fight film is distinguished by a good script, sharp direction from Richard Thorpe, and a strong starring performance by Robert Taylor as Tommy McCoy, a young boxer who gets to the top of the fight game partly due to the efforts of his alcoholic father (Frank Morgan).
Tommy's nickname, "Killer," proves to be an omen when he inadvertently kills an opponent and is charged with manslaughter. Jim Cain (Edward Arnold), a crooked bookmaker, has Tommy just where he wants him, but the bookie's beautiful daughter (Maureen O'Sullivan), who thinks Dad is on the up and up,
is in love with the fighter. Plot complications arise, including a kidnaping, a clever ...