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The Big Timer

The Big Timer
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Directed byEdward Buzzell
Written byRobert Riskin
Dorothy Howell
StarringBen Lyon
Constance Cummings
Thelma Todd
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Edited byGene Milford
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • March 10, 1932 (1932-03-10)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Big Timer is a 1932 American Pre-Code sports drama film directed by Edward Buzzell and starring Ben Lyon, Constance Cummings and Thelma Todd.[1] Produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures, it is about a boxer whose success goes to his head.


Cooky Bradford wants to make enough money to buy a lunch wagon. He ends up falling for, and fighting for, boxing manager Pop Baldwin's daughter, Honey.



  1. ^ Scott p.42


  • Morgan, Michelle The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious Death of Screwball Comedienne Thelma Todd. Chicago Review Press, 2015.
  • Scott, Ian. In Capra's Shadow: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin. University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
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