6.4/10
91
4 user

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 »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mary Rafferty comes from a poor family of steel mill workers in 19th Century Pittsburgh. Her family objects when she goes to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Anne Parkson feels neglected by her lawyer-husband Ted, so she falls in love with night-club owner Tony Arnello, a shady character who is a client of her husband's. This being a MGM picture... See full summary »

Director: Arch Oboler
Stars: John Hodiak, George Murphy, Frances Gifford
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly
Cattle Drive (1951)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A cowboy finds the spoiled son of a railroad magnate lost in the deserted hills and teaches him survival skills and hard work values.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills
Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York.

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on a collection of stories with the focus on young John Humperdink "Dink" Stover, a student at the Lawrenceville Prepatory School, in 1896, whose family, in Eastcester, New York, have... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Dean Stockwell, Darryl Hickman, Scotty Beckett
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Peggy Ann Garner, Randolph Scott, Lynn Bari
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Janet Leigh makes an impressive debut alongside Van Johnson in this historical romance in which a farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Janet Leigh
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

High school girl from a wealthy family falls for a fellow student from a poor family. Both families disapprove, and, unable to stand the pressure, the couple quit school and flee to Mexico.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Dean Stockwell, Natalie Trundy, John Larch
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After the death of a rancher his three sons run the ranch but one of them is seen as a coward because of his reluctance to gunfight.

Director: Abner Biberman
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jeffrey Hunter, Janice Rule
Deep Waters (1948)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Nipper
...
Mike Glenson
...
Mamie Steeple
...
Johnny Burden
...
Caroline Glenson
...
Milbane
...
Fowles
...
Flexter
...
First Brewer
...
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?

Trivia

This film's television premieres took place in Philadelphia Saturday 27 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Sunday 28 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first telecast 4 May 1959 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 19 September 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Forecast (1945) 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?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?