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The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Approved | | Drama | 2 January 1947 (USA)
"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 »

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"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>

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L'invincibile Mc Gurk  »

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Mighty McGurk's characters based loosely on real...
23 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Has any research been done to connect the movie with real life people? Do we know what real-life identities the characters were supposed to represent or were loosely based upon? For instance is there any reason to connect the movie to McGurk's Suicide Hall, 295 Bowery; or to John H. McGurk or to Jack McManus. Do we know if there was a real life identity for the pawn shop woman? What about the English orphan? The Salvation Army man? Maybe it was already done-if so, where? What did they find? Your comments would be appreciated. Does the background information give details? If not John McGurk, do we know which person it was based upon? What research has already been done on the movie's influences, characters, and settings? Thanks


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