1 hr. 22 min.
Depressed by his impoverished small-town existence, miner Coke Mason (Jeff Chandler) agrees when his brother, George (Stephen McNally), urges him to box a fellow miner. Coke initially takes a beating, but when he grows angered, he fights viciously and wins. George and Coke's wife, Rose (Evelyn Keyes), convince Coke to train professionally, but despite the guidance of boxing trainer Speed O'Keefe (Rock Hudson), his new career and soaring income are marred by his inability to fight cleanly.
Director: Joseph Pevney