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The Miracle Kid (1941)

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Unknown to his clients, publicity man Al Bolger handles the accounts for both Madame Gloria and J. Hamilton Gibbs, who run rival body building institutes. When Gibbs sets out to select the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Neal ...
Jimmy Conley
Carol Hughes ...
Pat Hilton
Vickie Lester ...
Helen Gibbs (as Vicki Lester)
Madame Gloria
Ben Taggart ...
J. Hamilton Gibbs
Alex Callam ...
Al Bolger
Thornton Edwards ...
Kayo Kane (as Joe Grey)
Paul Bryar ...
Pat Gleason ...
Billy McGowan ...
Trigger O'Brien
John Ince ...
Gene O'Donnell ...
Warren Jackson ...
Larry McGrath ...


Unknown to his clients, publicity man Al Bolger handles the accounts for both Madame Gloria and J. Hamilton Gibbs, who run rival body building institutes. When Gibbs sets out to select the annual Gibbs Physical Culture Girl, his physical training director and none-too-good professional boxer, Jimmy Conley, tips off his fiancée, Pat Hilton. Gibbs learns that she is the secretary of Madame Gloria, and awards her first prize as an example of the benefits of his club. Jimmy has promised Pat to give up the ring after his next fight, which unknown to him is fixed in his favor, and when his opponent claims he was hexed, sports writers dub him Kid Hex. Madame Gloria, to demonstrate her 'mind over matter' theory of body building by breaking up the romance of Jimmy and Pat is aided by Gibbs' niece Helen Gibbs who decides to move in on Jimmy for herself, and Bolger arranges to have Pat walk in on an innocent meeting of Jimmy and Helen. Jimmy then signs to continue to fight as Kid Hex, not ... Written by Les Adams <>

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14 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Quarta ripresa  »

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| (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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6 December 2009 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Amusing boxing comedy that has a great deal going on and going for it. I'm not really sure how to explain everything that happens since there are numerous plots and sub-plots wandering through this. The easiest thing to say is that not very good boxer suddenly begins to win his fights. Unknown to him they have been fixed in order to build up his stature. Wandering through this are a health guru, an all seeing madame and a publicity man.

The cast is first rate and they handle the comedy with great ease. I like that the story is nicely balanced with enough going on to keep you interested. I know in some of the poverty row comedies things can occasionally get one note, but thats not the case here. Forgive me for not saying more but its kind of hard to say more than this is a nice little film.

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