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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:
From Bellhop To A Title Shot See more (18 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)
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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


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  • 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #3036) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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:
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:
Louise 'Fluff' Phillips:Nick, you don't notice a lot of things. You're so wrapped up in the game that, well, you forget people have... have feelings and are human.
Nick 'Nicky' Donati:Well, there isn't any room for feelings in this game. A fighter's a machine, not a human being.
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Soundtrack:
Swing for SaleSee more »

FAQ

who dubbed Bette Davis's voice in the cafe sing?
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
From Bellhop To A Title Shot, 21 January 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The presence of a trio of some of the best Warner Brothers players from the studio era makes Kid Galahad worth watching. You cannot possibly go wrong in a film that has Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart.

After a fight where Robinson's fighter is knocked out by Bogart's pugilist, Robinson throws a party any way. Robinson's palooka lost because he didn't listen to instructions. Bogey and his fighter William Haade come in anyway. During the festivities, William Haade gets fresh with Robinson's girl, Bette Davis, and young bellhop Wayne Morris flattens him with one punch. Robinson thinks he's found a new heavyweight.

I doubt there have been too many people more innocent portrayed on the screen than Wayne Morris in this film. The gawky country kid who comes off like a young Jimmy Stewart with a little more meat on his bones manages to get both Davis and Robinson's kid sister Jane Bryan interested in him. That ticks off Robinson considerably and he starts looking at Morris in a new and bad light.

Of course the presence of those three Hollywood legends makes Kid Galahad watchable. Davis with little to work with turns in a good performance as the decent girl friend of Robinson who while she's been around the track a few times, has a good heart. Jane Bryan is appealing herself as the sister. She retired early from the screen when she married Justin Dart the founder of Rexall Drugs. Later on Dart became an early backer of another Warner Brother contract player named Ronald Reagan when he opted for politics. Bryan by then a fashionable society hostess was also a big backer of the Gipper.

Robinson is good, his fanatical interest in protecting his sister is not as bad as Paul Muni with Ann Dvorak in Scarface, but pretty close without crossing over into incest. Humphrey Bogart is also fine as the mobbed up manager, a type all to familiar in boxing.

Kid Galahad is dated, you couldn't have someone today as innocent as Wayne Morris is portrayed on the screen, the film would be laughed at. But those were more innocent times.

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