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Director:
Writers:
Seton I. Miller (screen play)
Francis Wallace (from the story by: Saturday Evening Post)
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Release Date:
29 May 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Exciting Curtiz's film with a strong emotional charge, and superb interpretation. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward G. Robinson ... Nick Donati

Bette Davis ... Fluff

Humphrey Bogart ... Turkey Morgan

Wayne Morris ... Ward Guisenberry / Kid Galahad

Jane Bryan ... Marie

Harry Carey ... Silver Jackson
William Haade ... Chuck McGraw
Soledad Jiménez ... Mrs. Donati (as Soledad Jiminez)
Joe Cunningham ... Joe Taylor
Ben Welden ... Buzz Barett
Joseph Crehan ... Brady
Veda Ann Borg ... The Redhead

Frank Faylen ... Barney
Harland Tucker ... Gunman
Bob Evans ... Sam
Hank Hankinson ... Burke
Bob Nestell ... O'Brien
Jack Kranz ... Denbaugh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Adair ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Arnold ... Reporter at Press Conference (uncredited)
Don Barclay ... Drunk in Dressing Room (uncredited)
Curtis Benton ... Announcer (uncredited)
George Blake ... Referee (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Reporter in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Harry Burkhardt ... Reporter (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan ... Boxer (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ... Ringsider -1st Fight (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Title Fight Announcer (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Title Fight Knockdown Timekeeper (uncredited)
André Cheron ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Billy Coe ... Title Fight Timekeeper (uncredited)
Irene Coleman ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Joyce Compton ... Party Guest on Phone (uncredited)
Virginia Dabney ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Don DeFore ... Ringsider (uncredited)
Don Downen ... Copyboy (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Reporter at Banquet (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Ringside Reporter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Ringsider - 1st Fight (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ... Louie (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eddie Graham ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Ward's Handler #2 (uncredited)
Willard Hall ... (uncredited)
Kenneth Harlan ... Reporter (uncredited)
John Harron ... Fred (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Reporter at Press Conference (uncredited)
Jack Hatfield ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Handler Carrying Fighter (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Reporter in Dressing Room (uncredited)
Max Hoffman Jr. ... Reporter (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Ringsider - 4th Fight (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Barber (uncredited)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Ringsider - 2nd Fight (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Final Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Reporter in Dressing Room (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Reporter in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Party Guest / Reporter (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom McGuire ... Plainclothes Cop (uncredited)
Horace McMahon ... Reporter at Press Conference (uncredited)

Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Title Fight Ringsider (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Man with Clippings for Fluff (uncredited)
Louis Natheaux ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Ringsider - 3rd Fight (uncredited)
Charles Randolph ... Referee - 2nd Fight (uncredited)
John J. Richardson ... Ringsider - 4th Fight (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Reporter at Press Conference (uncredited)
Robert Ryan ... Cop (uncredited)
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink ... Ringsider - Title Fight (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Ringside Reporter (uncredited)
John Shelton ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Burke's Handler (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Photographer in Nightclub (uncredited)
Everett Sullivan ... Police Sgt. Sully (uncredited)
Mary Sunde ... Blonde at Party (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Philip Waldron ... Reporter (uncredited)
Huey White ... Handler with Message (uncredited)
Jeff York ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Seton I. Miller (screen play)

Francis Wallace (from the story by: Saturday Evening Post)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
Max Steiner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio (photography) (as Gaetano Gaudio)
 
Film Editing by
George Amy (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irving Rapper .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Sullivan .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles Lang .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Edwin B. DuPar .... special effects (uncredited)
James Gibbons .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
M.K. Jerome .... music and lyrics by
Jack Scholl .... music and lyrics by
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sanford Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Irving Rapper .... dialogue director
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures) (A Warner Bros. Picture)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Battling Bellhop" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #3036) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Nick 'Nicky' Donati:[to Fluff] Say, what did you worry about before you met me?See more »
Soundtrack:
Swing for SaleSee more »

FAQ

who dubbed Bette Davis's voice in the cafe sing?
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Exciting Curtiz's film with a strong emotional charge, and superb interpretation., 13 October 2011
Author: psagray from Spain

This is First film of six collaborations with director Michael Curtiz Humprhey actor Bogart. The script, Seton I. Miller ("Robin Hood", Curtiz, 1938), is based on a short story by Francis Wallace, published in "The Saturday Evening Post" (2-V-1936 The dramatic action takes place in Miami (Florida), New London (Coneticut) and NYC (NY) in 1936-37. Nick "Nicky" Donati (Robinson), gangster and boxing manager, is unable to establish the progress of the business because the pupils do not attend your orders. On the advice of his mistress, Louise "Fluff" Phillips (Davis), takes charge of the promotion as a boxer, with aspirations to win the heavyweight championship of the handsome young waiter "Ward" (Morris), which makes called "Kid Galahad". "Nick" primary reaction is fast, easily angered and is carried away by his feelings. "Fluff" is young, passionate, intelligent, wise and sensible. Know how to control feelings and no immediate decision. "Ward" is peaceful, disciplined, strong and ambitious.

The film has drama, romance, crime and boxing. It is a memorable work on the boxing world and the dark and dirty environments that surround it. In this film inspired subsequent works, including "Body and Soul" (Rossen, 1947), " Champion" (Robson, 1949) and "The Harder They Fall" (Robson, 1956). It offers a vibrant clash of Bogart and Edward G. Robinson and one of the best character of the first stage of the actress Bette Davis, then (1937) 29.

Curtiz has special attention to the visual aspects of film, especially the fighting sequences, brilliantly resolved long shots, high shots, framing the audience screaming and fast games of planes. The film is a visual narrative dynamic, fast and exciting. It has a rhythm, vivid, and is also based on a dialogue concise, terse, almost telegraphic and rounded, built to the usual style of Warner in the 30's.

Curtiz portrays with singular force of jealousy, resentment, regret, the desire for revenge, fear and revenge. The film features a strong emotional (love, friendship, hatred, loyalty, affection ...). No lack of representation of exile, one of the constants of the author, that the concrete in this case the departure of Nick from his homeland (Coneticut) and his hasty departure from Miami. It has notable performances of Robinson, Davis and Bogart.

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