They Never Come Back

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They Never Come Back
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer
Produced by Louis Weiss (producer)
Written by Arthur Hoerl (continuity and dialogue)
Sherman L. Lowe (continuity and dialogue)
Starring Regis Toomey
Cinematography James Diamond
Edited by Holbrook N. Todd
Release date
  • May 1, 1932 (1932-05-01)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

They Never Come Back is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and starring Regis Toomey and Dorothy Sebastian.


Plot summary

Distracted just before the fight by the news that his mother has died, boxer Jimmy Nolan is defeated in the ring. As he and his sister Mary attend the funeral, Jimmy also deals with an injured arm from the fight.

At a nightclub Jerry Filmore owns, Jimmy meets dancer Adele, who is Filmore's romantic interest as well. A ticket taker at the door, Ralph Landon, takes $500 from the till and plants it on Jimmy, framing him. Jimmy goes to jail.

Ralph falls in love with Mary and confides to her that he owed $1,000 to Filmore and set up her brother on his behalf. Jimmy gets out of jail, accepts a fight and wins a $1,000 prize, settling Ralph's account with Filmore. It leads to a fistfight between the two men. Jimmy wins that one as well.


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