Madison Square Garden (film) - Wikiwand
For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Madison Square Garden (film).

Madison Square Garden (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Madison Square Garden
Directed byHarry Joe Brown
Screenplay byThomson Burtis
Allen Rivkin
P.J. Wolfson
Produced byCharles R. Rogers
StarringJack Oakie
Thomas Meighan
Marian Nixon
William Collier, Sr.
ZaSu Pitts
Lew Cody
William "Stage" Boyd
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Music byHarold Lewis
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 4, 1932 (1932-11-04)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

Madison Square Garden is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Harry Joe Brown and written by Thomson Burtis, Allen Rivkin and P.J. Wolfson.

The film stars Jack Oakie, Thomas Meighan, Marian Nixon, William Collier, Sr., ZaSu Pitts, Lew Cody and William "Stage" Boyd. The film was released on November 4, 1932, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Actual boxers like Jack Johnson, Billy Papke and Tom Sharkey and actual sports journalists like Paul Gallico, Grantland Rice and Damon Runyon appear in the story as themselves.


Middleweight contender Eddie Burke needs to change managers after his, Doc Williams, sets up a big fight at Madison Square Garden for him. Eddie becomes distracted by too much partying and girlfriend Bee, who is understandably worried about him.

Eddie falls into the hands of a crooked trainer, "Honest John" Miller, who works for a racketeer, Sloane. He is made to lose the fight, Miller wrapping his opponent's hands in plaster, and takes a terrible beating. But when the truth comes to light, some of Eddie's fellow boxers go after the crooks with their fists.



  1. ^ "Movie Review - Madison Square Garden - Jack Oakie, Warren Hymer and Several Hard-Hitting Old-Timers in a Prize-Fighting Story". Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Madison Square Garden (film),; accessed August 8, 2015.

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Madison Square Garden (film)
Listen to this article