The Contender


Widower Gary Farrell can't afford, on his $45-weekly salary as a truck driver, to send his young son, Mickey, to a high-priced military school and decides to enter heavyweight-boxing tournament in an effort to win the $500 prize money.

The Contender is a 1944 American film directed by Sam Newfield. The film is also known as Challenger (American TV title)


  • Buster Crabbe as Gary Farrel
  • Arline Judge as Linda Martin
  • Julie Gibson as Rita Langdon
  • Donald Mayo as Mickey Farrel
  • Glenn Strange as Biff Benham
  • Milton Kibbee as 'Pop' Turner
  • Roland Drew as Kip Morgan
  • Sam Flint as Major Palmer
  • George Turner as Sparky Callahan
  • Duke York as 'Bomber' Brown
  • Jimmy Aubrey as Dance Club Drunk

Category:1944 films
Category:American films
Category:Boxing films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1940s crime films
Category:1940s romantic drama films
Category:Producers Releasing Corporation films

Bert Sternbach

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