The Ring (1952) RITA MORENO

Stars: Gerald Mohr, Rita Moreno, Jack Elam
Director: Kurt Neumann
Writer: Irving Shulmam

A young Mexican-American in East Los Angeles uses the boxing ring to make a better life for himself and his family, and learns as much about being a Latino in a white society as he does about boxing. Written by Irving Shulman, who also wrote the original treatment for Rebel Without a Cause, which catapulted James Dean to stardom!


43 Replies to “The Ring (1952) RITA MORENO”

  1. The last boxer that Tommy fought was Kid Azteca, Champion of the Mexican Republic in 1932 but resident of the Texan border towns in the 1930s and 1940s, he spoke English almost like a native. When he had to fight Mexican rivals , he insulted them with English swear words, infuriating them and making them to lose control of themselves, he then proceeded to take advantage of the situation.

  2. In the movie there are some difficult to detect misfits: Rita Morenoยดs granny at 33:43 speaks with an accent and intonation of the 19th century High Class of Mexico; it still retained a whiff of 18th century Spaniard Aristocrats. It doesnยดt fit with a poor immigrant family. That accent disappeared in Mexico by the 1960s.

  3. "The Lazy Mexican." White folks are something else. I'm supposed to be a "Drunk Indian," according to some White folks. I've heard it many times, hurled towards me. It's just because I'm Native. And, I don't even drink. White folks are something else.

  4. The stupid white women in the beginning of the movie is the lazy one, them people needed the Mexicans days to do everything for them, because they were so lazy to do the lawn, babysitting (which save a lot of Angelo babies from neglect due to fact and their nature, they never had time for their kids) and other simple task that was look down upon.

  5. Great movie. Good to see Jimmyyyyy Lennnnonnn as the ring announcer. Reminds me of Friday Night at The Olympic on Channel 5 in Los Angeles watching it with my dad RIP as a kid. He was the guy that inspired Michael Buffer in his long drawn-out words in introductions.

  6. I was alive and well in 1952 Los Angeles. Mexicans were scorned. I loved this movie that shows this shameful racism in all its "glory". Irony: On the other hand the "Spanish" rancho period of 100 years before was adored, as shown in the play Ramona that was the favored play to go to for many years. As if this was an entirely different culture from the Mexican culture of 1952 – NOT.

  7. Wonderful film. Profound, enduring, engaging. There are so many movies I would never have found — had it not been for my cine-angel PizzaFlix. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. Don't know where you find these PF. Great pic. Happen to have a friend who volunteers helping out a a city boxing club. He himself is a powerful guy at 71 I think. Hear the stories and you realize how dangerous it is. He trains a lot of regular folks who train just for the workout and never fight. One is a petite girl who is a flyer for Circ de Sole. Says she's an amazing athlete and can actually box very well. Doesn't fight just keeps in excellent shape. Who'd a thunk?

  9. ร‘ot fan of Ms. Moreno
    Agree she was a stunner for sure. Yet….no more talented then HUNDREDS of other girls in Hollywood waiting for a chance to become a star. Read her book. Liked her much less after. Don't feel to this day she did anything for anyone but herself ! In her senior years there was a short time when she did develope as an actor, but no Betty Davis ( the best of them all ). The rest of the cast in this film were far better . For the time the message of this movie went over most American heads. Today …..well not sure it would even be made let alone viewed on the BIG screen.

  10. Excellent MOVIE ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ
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  11. Good movie…but those high school kids sure looked older than 16 to 20 years of age they look about 30 years and older..but then in the US they used to have to keep repeating their classes if they failed the exams LOL

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