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The Square Jungle Details


The splendid physique of Tony Curtis is given generous screen exposure in the boxing melodrama The Square Jungle. Curtis plays Eddie Quaid, who turns to pugilism to bail his wino father (Jim Backus) out of jail. Gaining fame as "Packy Glennon," Quaid inevitably forgets the things in life that are truly important, including his faithful girlfriend Julie Walsh (Pat Crowley). Only after he nearly kills a longtime rival in the ring does Quaid get his act together. The most compelling performance is delivered by Ernest Borgnine as Quaid's trainer; Borgnine plays the character as a shy, studious type, adding a highly original touch to this otherwise predictable production. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Tony Curtis
as Eddie Quaid (Packy Glennon)
Ernest Borgnine
as Bernie Brown
Paul Kelly
as Jim McBride
Jim Backus
as Pat Quaid
Leigh Snowden
as Lorraine Evans
Joe Louis
as Himself
David Janssen
as Jack Lindsey
Carmen McRae
as Singer
John Marley
as Tommy Dillon
Barney Phillips
as Dan Selby
Frank Moran
as Referee
Dennis Moore
as Bit
Frank Marlowe
as Rip Kane
Clancy Cooper
as Mike Walsh
Barry Regan
as Bartender
Pat Crowley
as Julie Walsh
Frankie Van
as Second
Jess Kirkpatrick
as The Boss


Jerry Hopper
Albert Zugsmith
George Zuckerman
George Robinson
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Heinz Roemheld
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Weatherwax
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Alfred Sweeney
Art Director
Rosemary Odell
Costume Designer
Bud Westmore