The Flanagan Boy
|The Flanagan Boy|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Reginald Le Borg|
|Produced by||Anthony Hinds|
Richard H. Landau
The Flanagan Boy|
by Max Catto
|Music by||Ivor Slaney|
|Cinematography||Walter J. Harvey|
|Edited by||James Needs|
Lippert Pictures (USA)|
Exclusive Films (UK)
The Flanagan Boy (released in the United States as Bad Blonde) is a 1953 British film noir directed by Reginald Le Borg. It was made by Hammer Film Productions and stars Barbara Payton, Tony Wright, Frederick Valk and Sid James. The Flanagan Boy was based on the novel of the same name by Max Catto.
A shady promoter (James) spots a young boxer (Wright) and takes him under his wing, in an attempt to launch a comeback into prizefighting. He secures the backing of a wealthy Italian (Valk), but problems start to arise when the fighter becomes romantically involved with the millionaire's wife (Payton).
- Barbara Payton as Lorna Vecchi
- Frederick Valk as Giuseppe Vecchi
- John Slater as Charlie Sullivan
- Sid James as Sharkey
- Tony Wright as Johnny Flanagan
- Marie Burke as Mother Vecchi
- Selma Vaz Dias as Mrs. Corelli, Vecchi's sister
- Enzo Coticchia as Mr. Corelli
- Mayer, Geoff (2012). Historical Dictionary of Crime Films. Scarecrow Press. p. 195. ISBN 0-810-87900-X.