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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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Mrs. Donati (as Soledad Jiminez)
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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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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 »

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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

Turkey Morgan: [to Ward] You think you're cute? Your pants are too long to be that cute.
[He cuts the pant legs off of Ward's uniform with a knife]
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Swing for Sale
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Music by Saul Chaplin
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Entertaining all star boxing drama !
25 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining boxing drama with a superb cast, it has a little bit of everything, gangsters, music, romance, heart & soul & even a morality tale. And of course it has plenty of boxing scenes. It stars Edward G. Robinson as fight manager Nick Donati & Bette Davis as Fluff & Humphrey Bogart as the gangster manager Turkey Morgan & Wayne Morris in the title role as Ward Guisenberry alias Kid Galahad. The director was the great Michael Curtiz & the great cast turn this into a very entertaining movie. There's nothing original here but it doesn't matter because the story is excellent & it's very well done & the pacing is just right & the direction is very strong after all the director was Michael Curtiz. All the main actors & even the supporting players are very good & top notch. Robinson & Bogart are always great together & it's always fun to watch them shoot it out like they previously did in "Bullets Or Ballots" 1936 & later in "Key Largo" in 1948. This was such a great success story that Warner Bros. remade it in 1941 as "The Wagons Roll At Night" with Humphrey Bogart in the Robinson role who runs a traveling circus with Kid Galahad as a lion tamer instead of a boxer & it's almost as good. The story surfaced again in 1962 as a rather cheesy lighthearted musical with Elvis in the title role. Unless you're an Elvis fan avoid this one it's not as good as the original & the 1941 remake. Watch this original & the '41 remake if you're a Robinson & Bogart fan & if you like quality movies. You can't go wrong with the old Warner classics.


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