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Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle (1950)

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Joe is witness to a mob killing. Two of the killers are after him. He is drugged before the big fight which is watched on TV by his manager Knobby and the thugs who are holding Knobby hostage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ...
Lois Hall ...
Edgar Barrier ...
Dist. Atty. Michael Brogden
Myrna Dell ...
Sandra Reed
Robert Coogan ...
Dan Seymour ...
Charlie Crawford
Charles Halton ...
Merkle - the Shyster
Frank Jenks ...
Looie - a Trainer
Greg McClure ...
Eddie Gribbon ...
Robert Griffin ...
Kebo - Crawford Henchman
John Harmon ...
Phillips - Reporter
Jack Roper ...
Henchman Gunsell
Sue Carlton ...
Felice - Brogden's Secretary


Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka and his friend, Humphrey Pennyworth, find a slain gambler near Joe's training camp. The escaping killers fire at them, but neither is hit. District Attorney Michael Brogdon fails to prosecute the case when the body can't be found. A gangster contacts Knobby Walsh, Joe's manager, and tells him to have his fighter throw his upcoming title-defense. Knobby refuses and is kidnapped in order to force Joe to throw the fight. And, for insurance, Joe is doped in the ring. Written by Les Adams <>

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5 November 1950 (USA)  »

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The Squared Circle  »

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