MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,153 this week

The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  2 January 1947 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 90 users  
Reviews: 4 user

"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2086 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1534 titles
created 15 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mighty McGurk (1947)

The Mighty McGurk (1947) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mighty McGurk.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March
The Stooge (1952)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen
Barnacle Bill (1941)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A grumpy old fisherman tries to avoid marriage, contend with a daughter he never knew he had and scuttle the attempts of landlubbers who want to rob him of his seagiong livelihood, while the locals try to reform him.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Leo Carrillo
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe
Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Bernard Blier, Maurice Biraud, Francis Blanche
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Kazuo Goto, Sukio Fukuoka, Kenichi Fukuda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Juan Manuel Torres
Stars: Valentín Trujillo, Mercedes Carreño, Leticia Perdigón
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Riccardo Billi, Mario Riva, Lise Bourdin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen
Stars: Néstor Zavarce, Blanca del Prado, Floren Delbene
Wyoming Mail (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A well-cloistered and protected-against-reality group of college students get their diplomas in the heart of the Great Depression, and quickly learn that the piece of paper the diploma is ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Franchot Tone, Jean Muir, Margaret Lindsay
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Nipper
...
Mike Glenson
Aline MacMahon ...
Mamie Steeple
...
Johnny Burden
Dorothy Patrick ...
Caroline Glenson
Aubrey Mather ...
Milbane
Morris Ankrum ...
Fowles
Clinton Sundberg ...
Flexter
Charles Judels ...
First Brewer
Torben Meyer ...
Second Brewer
Edit

Storyline

"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young orphaned lad and agrees to help him find a relative, his life takes on a whole new meaning. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

boxer | bar | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'invincibile Mc Gurk  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Champ (1931) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A very, very typical sort of film with Wallace Beery
9 December 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

According to one of his young co-stars (Jackie Cooper), despite making a career out of playing avuncular but rough characters who love kids, he was, quite the opposite. But the public loved his film image and despite apparently disliking kids, he co-starred with a bunch of them*. In this very formulaic film, he's paired with a young Dean Stockwell.

The film finds Slag McGurk (Beery) a bit of a blow-hard. While he lives on his public image as an ex-boxing champ and all around swell guy, he's a bit of a phoney--though few know the truth. But his boss (Edward Arnold) does and keeps it to himself. One day the boss sends McGurk on an errand and the guy ends up getting stuck with a cute British kid whose accent seems to come and go like the wind (Stockwell). The kid, 'Nipper', takes an almost instant like to the guy and believes all his tales of boxing and manliness. However, McGurk only hangs on to the kid because he mistakenly thinks the boy's uncle wants him and will handsomely reward McGurk for caring for him. But when the uncle turns out to be a crook, what is to become of Nipper and McGurk?

As I mentioned above, this is a standard Beery formula. This is not only because of the kid (as many Beery films did NOT have kids) but because Beery plays pretty much the same sort of rogue who eventually proves he has a heart of gold. Enjoyable but also not particularly new or unique if you've seen a few of his films.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Mighty McGurk (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?