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Kid Galahad -- When a bellhop knocks out fighter Chuck McGraw, promoter Nick Donati realizes he's a potential champ.
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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:
Three Legends Together See more (22 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 | Germany:6 | USA:Approved (PCA #3036) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: When Turkey confronts Fluff, Ward and Silver in front of the New York hotel, he is seen in long shot leaning against the building, then begins to advance toward the trio. When we cut to the medium shot, he once again is leaning against the wall and then again starts to move toward the three of them.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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Soundtrack:
Swing for SaleSee more »

FAQ

who dubbed Bette Davis's voice in the cafe sing?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Three Legends Together, 7 January 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Kid Galahad (1937)

*** (out of 4)

Edward G. Robinson plays fight promoter Nick Donati who thinks he has found a fighter (Wayne Morris) he can take to the Championship. The only trouble is Nick's hot tempered anger, which gets him in trouble with his girlfriend (Bette Davis) and a gangster (Humphrey Bogart) who he double crosses. Not to mention his anger when the fighter begins to date his sister (Jane Bryan). This drama from Warner plays a little too long but there's no denying the extreme fun it contains due to the three legends appearing together as well as the strong supporting cast. The story is pretty predictable if you've seen any of the 30's boxing pictures but then again the genre had pretty much wore itself out in terms of plot details by the end of the silent era. With that said, the story here of a hot tempered manager makes for some nice drama but the story isn't what's going to bring people to this movie. Seeing Robinson, Davis and Bogart together is where the fun is at and the reason why people will be drawn to this film. It's rather strange that the Elvis remake was more popular than this one for sometime but I'm going to guess that was due to this one not being available for so many decades. Robinson turns in a good performance but it's certainly not among his best. Bogart is a lot of fun in his supporting role as the tough gangster. Davis nearly steals the film and delivers a very good performance as the woman always having to keep Robinson's temperature down. The real surprise comes from Bryan and Morris who are perfect together and steal the show in the end. Film buffs might not find too many original ideas here but that doesn't really matter due to the wonderful cast being held together by the strong direction of Curtiz.

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