A fight promoter finds his fighter, Wayne Morris, in the sticks, a country hick left by his mother when he was young and he won't leave his home as he is still waiting for her to return to him. promoter, Pat o'brien cons him into coming with him by telling him the exposure in the papers will help him find her. O'brien later hires an old drunk woman, the great May Robson, to play the part of "mom".
Did You Know?
Although it sounds fictitious, Kokomo is an actual place - a mid-sized industrial city about two hour's drive North of Indianapolis. Over time, its name has come to symbolize the typical American small town. See more
The end credits list May Robson's character's last name as "Martin" but she is called "Manell" in the film. See more
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