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Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949)

Approved  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  14 August 1949 (USA)
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Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Errol ...
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ...
Elyse Knox ...
Marcel Journet ...
Sheila Ryan ...
Chick Bennett
Frank Sully ...
Prof. Lilliquist
Sam Hayes ...
Fight Announcer
Walter Sande ...
Capt. Lance
Eddie Gribbon ...
Sonny Chorre ...
Angelo Cardona (as Suni Chorre)
Ralph Graves ...
Dr. Colman


Joe Palooka kayos Cardona, but the latter protests that he can beat the champ in his own country - South America. Cardona's manager, Anton Kindel, persuades Palooka's manager, Knobby Walsh, to agree to a return bout in South America in the summer, but Knobby doesn't realize that the South American summer is only four weeks away. When Anne Howe can't accompany boyfriend Palooka on the S.S. Valora, she secretly becomes a reporter assigned to report on his training aboard ship. Myra Madison and Chick Bennett plot to get $20 counterfeit plates to South America, but the plates are stolen from her hotel room. Other ship passengers are Austin, an investigator posing as a writer, and Professor Lilliquist, on his way to the Museum Nacional. Ship Captain Lance announces that, following a knifing, Austin is dead. He was only wounded and asks Joe and Knobby to help him get the counterfeiters. The Professor asks Joe to deliver an ancient Inca statue to the museum, and during the night the statue ... Written by Les Adams <>

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JOE'S PLAYING WITH DYNAMITE...IN A Streamlined PACKAGE! What thrills...when he tangles with international crooks...while a sultry beauty tries to wreck his romance! See more »


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