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Treat 'Em Rough (1942)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 30 January 1942 (USA)
When his father is accused of graft, a former boxer returns home to clear his name.


Ray Taylor


Roy Chanslor (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Eddie Albert ... Bill Kingsford aka The Panama Kid
Peggy Moran ... Betty Newman
William Frawley ... 'Hotfoot'
Lloyd Corrigan ... Gray Kingsford
Truman Bradley ... Jordan Perkins
Mantan Moreland ... 'Snake-Eyes'
Joseph Crehan ... Roderick Wetherbee (as Joe Crehan)
Edward Pawley ... Martin (as Ed Pawley)
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Police Sergeant
James Flavin ... Joe Trosper
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Davis
Monte Blue ... Police Captain
Dewey Robinson ... Handskaker
Jack Mulhall ... Waiter
Mel Ruick Mel Ruick ... Police Announcer


Accompanied by his trainer, Hotfoot (William Frawley), and his handyman/valet, Snake-eyes (Mantan Moreland), prizefighter Bill Kingsford (Eddie Albert), aka The Panama Kid, returns to his home town to help clear his dad, Gray Kingsford (Lloyd Corrigan), of graft involving several thousand gallons of oil hijacked from his own company. Betty (Peggy Moran), Mr. Kingsford's secretary, overhears a conversation between company officials Wetherbee (Joseph Crehan) and Perkins (Truman Bradley) ordering a gunman to intercept Kingsford on a trip to check a suspicious truck movement, and she warns Bill. The henchman manages to stop and slug Kingsford, but is himself killed when he tries to flee and his car bursts into fire. The police think the dead man is Kingsford, so Bill hides him while he and Betty try to get evidence against the real culprits. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

30 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Panama Kid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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