Gentleman Jim
Gentleman Jim (1942)

This is a loosely structured biopic about 19th-century bare-knuckle boxing champion James J. Corbett.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1942
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
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Fernando F. Croce

The most kinetic of period pieces, the least pious of biopics, Walsh's Grand Illusion, an elegy for men trying to hang on to the notion of blood sports as games of honor

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...has all the exuberance, excitement, romance, and high good humor that is missing in many of today's so-called inspirational sports films.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Superior -- if largely fact-free -- biopic with Flynn as the character should have been rather than as he was.

Jeremy Heilman

Walsh trusts his viewers to value ability and wit over humility and pathos, resulting in one of the most roundly entertaining of all sports films.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Errol Flynn excels as the brash, social-climbing Corbett.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

One of the most lovable, funny and enthusiastic of all film biographies.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Romanticized Jim Corbett boxing fable; Flynn is still fun to watch.

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Kevin M. Williams
Back in the day the Irish were as lovingly mythologized as the Brits in Hollywood movies, and this Roaul Walsh film is no exception, as Errol Flynn, in fine… More
Danny Rovira
A Warner Brothers classic, that richly deserves a place among the pantheon of great boxing films, it tells the true-life story of James J. "Gentlemen… More
Aj V
A pretty good boxing movie, it's set in the past, in England (I think). I saw it on TV, and it looked good enough, but I got kinda bored with it in some… More
jay nixon
Errol has one of his best roles here. How much is truth who knows but its well played and Alexis Smith is incredibly lovely.