Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. essays the lead role in this better than average fight film about a newly crowned champion who accidentally kills a newspaperman. When his double-crossing manager is burned beyond recognition in an automobile accident, the fighter takes his identity and goes
underground, ending up at a home for crippled children. Ah, but the mortgage payment is due, so Jimmy reenters the ring to raise the cash. Note the presence of future stars Mickey Rooney, as one of the crippled kids, and John Wayne, as a fighter. THE LIFE OF JIMMY DOLAN was remade with John
Garfield in 1939 as THEY MADE ME A CRIMINAL.