It's amazing how many Hollywood boxing tales center on a fighter who, deep down inside, is sensitive and thoughtful and would rather be doing something else, but has been forced into the ring out of necessity. WHIPLASH takes this premise to the hilt, sending Michael Gordon (Dane Clark)
away from his painter's canvas in California to get knocked about in New York City after falling head over heels for Laurie Durant (Alexis Smith). Her husband, Rex (Zachary Scott), was a fighter, but because of an accident had to retire and now runs the nightclub where his wife sings. Rex uses
Michael to fulfill vicariously his dream of becoming the world champ, while Michael benefit...