GenreDrama CinematographyRussell Harlan CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 26, 1952 (1952-09-26) WriterIrving Shulman (novel), Irving Shulman (screenplay) CastGerald Mohr (Pete Ganusa), Rita Moreno (Lucy Gomez), Lalo Rios (Tomas 'Tommy' Cantanios / Tommy Kansas), Robert Arthur (Billy Smith), Robert Osterloh (Freddy Jack), Martin Garralaga (Vidal Cantanios) Similar moviesThe Transporter Refueled, Rocky IV, Pulp Fiction, Rocky, Rocky V, Rocky II
Tagline"I was slaughtered to please the croud!"
The ring 1952 rita moreno
The Ring is an 1952 American boxing drama film directed by Kurt Neumann and based on an Irving Shulman´s novel. It tells the story of a Mexican American who becomes a boxer to gain reputation in the U.S. and be respected by the English-speaking white majority. The film was shot in various locations in Los Angeles. The film is basically a look at institutionalized bigotry.
The film focuses on a young Mexican-American named Tommy (Lalo Rios). resident in Los Angeles´s neighborhood. He feels unable to progress in American society, dominated by white Anglophones. Therefore, to achieve popularity, he decides to become a boxer, thus achieving fame and honor. But when he believes he has earned the respect of the "Anglos", he discovers that they are only interested in his reputation, because they still consider him an outsider because of their ancestry and skin colour. Only two white men treat him decently: his manager Pete (Gerald Mohr) and trainer Freddy (Robert Osterloh). However, they also have a personal interest in him. The manager quits due to disappointment over Tommy's unconditional love for Lucy (Rita Moreno), the daughter of a punch-drunk bum.
The Ring is one of the first Hollywood films in which discrimination against Mexicans and Chicanos are presented, including prejudice against young people ("Pachucos") in the forties.
Lalo Rios - Tommy
Gerald Mohr - Pete
Rita Moreno - Lucy
Robert Arthur - Billy Smith
Robert Osterloh - Freddy
Jack Elam - Harry Jackson
Martin Garralaga - Vidal
Peter Brocco - Barney Williams
Julia Montoya - Rosa
Lillian Molieri - Helen
Pepe Hern - Rick
Victor Millan - Pablo
Tony Martinez - Go-Go
The film holds 50% of the rating in Rotten Tomatoes, getting a 2.8 of 5.