The life of this boxer was made into a movie. Who is the real 'Cinderella Man'?
#85768. Asked by mulvy580. (Sep 13 07 3:47 AM)
Fighting under the name James J. Braddock, his amazing comeback from a floundering career (that saw him lose several bouts before struggling to support his family by working on the docks during the Great Depression) earned him the nickname The Cinderella Man from Damon Runyon. |
Question #85807. Gidget1 asks:|
The real life of this boxer was made into a movie. Who is the real Cinderella Man?
Sep 13 07, 2:59 PM
If you are referring to the 2005 release of the movie 'Cinderella Man' starring Russell Crowe, here is the a plot outline from IMBD.
In the North American Great Depression, the former successful boxer James Braddock loses all his possessions and savings with the crash of the stock market. His beloved wife Mae Braddock and their three children survive to starvation and lack of heating and the daily difficulties supported by their love. In 1934, when Jim's couch and manager Joe Gould offers to him a chance to return to boxing, he becomes the symbol of hope of hopeless people in a ruined nation.
There was another movie called Cinderella man, but it was made in 1917 and had no plot outline.
Sep 13 07, 3:26 PM
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