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BABYFACE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

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Category:
Documentary, Irish Culture, Entertainment
Producer:
Fastnet Films
Duration:
79mins 48secs
Year:

2008
Language:
English
Technical:
16:9, Digi Beta, Colour

This documentary tracks the fascinating career of Jimmy Babyface  McLarnin, often referred to as the greatest Irish boxer of all time.

Forgotten Irish boxing legend Jimmy McLarnin, aka ‘The Babyfaced Assassin’, a journeyman brawler originally from County Down battled his way to fortune and glory in the 1940s via two welterweight world championship titles, and a whole heap of controversy to become one of the greats of Irish boxing history. Director Andrew Gallimore recounts McLarnin’s Greatest Hits (literally) with considerable relish, illuminated by a wealth of archive footage, much of it previously unseen, and punctuated by commentary from McLarnin himself (via vintage audio) and a host of colourful ringside experts, not least legendary author Budd (On the Waterfront) Schulberg.

Babyface Goes to Hollywood was made with the support of the BAI Sound and Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme and Setanta Sports Ireland, and was shot on location in New York City and Hillsborough, Co. Down.

With the kind permission of Morgan Bushe.

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Credits:
Director – Andrew Gallimore
Producer – Morgan Bushe
Writer – Andrew Gallimore
Editor – Eoin McDonagh
Key Cast – Peter Benson, Douglas Century
Cinematographer – Stephen J. Hart