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Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Sport | 29 August 1962 (USA)
When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ... See full summary »

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Rose Grogan
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When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to where he was from. He hopes to be a mechanic but soon after his arrival finds himself working as a sparring partner at a boxing camp. Having lost all of his money in a crap game, Walter is happy to take any kind of work but a devastating right hook sends him down a different path. Willy Grogan thinks he has a winner in Walter who, after helping a lady out, is dubbed Kid Galahad. Willy is a likable man but gambles too much and may have been a witness to a mobster's conversation that would best be forgotten. As Walter gains more success, and falls in love with Willy's sister Rose, Willy Grogan finds himself coming under pressure from mobsters to make Walter takes a dive at his next big fight. Written by garykmcd

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Presley packs the the screen's biggest wallop...with the gals...with the gloves...with the guitar!

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Drama | Musical | Sport

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29 August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Piso de lona  »

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$1,750,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Michael Curtiz, Presley's favorite director, had previously directed the original Kid Galahad (1937). See more »

Goofs

Kid Galahad trains for the climactic big fight during the middle of summer, Independence Day to Labor Day, yet when you see all the orange and yellow leaves on the trees and on the ground it is obvious that these scenes were filmed in autumn. See more »

Quotes

Walter Gulick: Shut up, I said!
Walter Gulick: You can't yell loud enough to make me shut up! Till I tell you about what I think of the fight game. I think it stinks! And when I get out of it what I want, I'm quitting! I'm through! No, I'm not marrying Rose because she's your sister, Willy. But in spite of it.
[Willy grabs Walter by his shirt getting ready to punch him]
Walter Gulick: I'm waiting, Willy. I'm waiting.
Dolly Fletcher: Stop it! What's the matter with you anyway?
Willy Grogan: What's the matter with me? This cream-headed clown wants to marry my sister, ...
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Is Where the Heart Is
Written by Sherman Edwards & Hal David
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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All American boy becomes boxing champion.
21 October 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Fresh from the military, Walter Gulick (Elvis) takes a job at a boxing training camp. Gig Young is the greedy gambler that owns the camp. The vivacious Joan Blackman plays his sister, Rose. Walter goes from being a punching bag to becoming the champ. Charles Bronson plays a stoic, but good hearted trainer. Ed Asner would make one of his first movie appearances. One of my all time favorite Elvis movie scenes is when Walter and Rose do a slow version of the twist as Walter sings "I Got Lucky". Elvis did his own boxing scenes. No way can this version of "Kid Galahad" be compared to Humphrey Bogart's classic.


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