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Kid Galahad (1937)

Approved  |   |  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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Soledad Jiménez ...
Mrs. Donati (as Soledad Jiminez)
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Bob Evans ...
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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

While Bette Davis praised Edward G. Robinson as a performer and as a person, she was repulsed by having to kiss him. 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

Louise 'Fluff' Phillips: It seems I'm always ringside at the first fight... and the last.
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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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predictable but well-made
29 December 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was certainly not the most original movie made by Warner Brothers, but it was an excellent showcase for the talents of Edward G. Robinson and cast. It's a perfect example of the type of film this company made so well in the 1930s--a simple and predictable story combined with excellent dialog and acting and breezy direction. While this story will not change the world, it is well worth the watching. By the way, this story has been remade several times---such as THE WAGONS ROLL AT MIDNIGHT (with Humphrey Bogart taking on the Edward G. Robineson part and Eddie Albert playing a lion tamer instead of a boxer) and KID GALAHAD (with Elvis). None of these films are quite as satisfying as this film. So my advice is, if you only want to see one, watch this one.


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