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Kid Galahad (1937)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  29 May 1937 (USA)
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Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

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Storyline

When a bellhop knocks out fighter Chuck McGraw, promoter Nick Donati realizes he's a potential champ. "Kid Galahad" justifies Nick's confidence, but Nick's mistress Fluff falls for him; in turn, the Kid falls for Nick's young sister. Now overprotective brother Nick turns against his new fighter, leading to a near- disastrous title fight and a murderous confrontation. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Romance | Sport

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The Battling Bellhop  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 19, 1938 with Edward G. Robinson reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

During the fights in the arenas, the crowd is painted on a backdrop in the balcony and after the sixth row in the mezzanine. See more »

Quotes

Silver Jackson: [to Fluff] I've known you a long time. They can't beat aces.
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Remade as Kid Galahad (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Moon Is in Tears Tonight
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Bette Davis, voice dubbed by Virginia Verrill.
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An extremely enjoyable film
18 January 2000 | by (Pembroke Pines, Florida) – See all my reviews

I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't send in my comments after I saw this film. This was an extremely enjoyable film. As a fan of Edward G. Robinson, I can say with great enthusiasm that he doesn't disappoint. Bette Davis is up to her smart-as-a-whip self which makes it even more entertaining. Humphrey Bogart puts on a role of a scheming man that makes him look better than he already is.

Near the end, the film started to derail a bit and got a bit pointless, but it was all in good taste. It was also well-directed with Michael Curtiz at the helm. I couldn't imagine anyone else directing this. Boxing fans and movie buffs, see this film immediately. This is one film you will not want to miss.


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