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Kid Galahad (1962)

 -  Drama | Musical | Sport  -  29 August 1962 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Walter Gulick
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Willy Grogan
Lola Albright ...
Dolly Fletcher
Joan Blackman ...
Rose Grogan
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Lew Nyack
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Otto Danzig
Robert Emhardt ...
Maynard
Liam Redmond ...
Father Higgins
Judson Pratt ...
Howie Zimmerman
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Max Lieberman
George Mitchell ...
Harry Sperling
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Jerry Bathgate
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Joie Shakes
Richard Devon ...
Marvin
Jeff Morris ...
Ralphie (as Jeffrey Morris)
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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:

Un direct au coeur  »

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$1,750,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Professional boxing coach "Mushy" Callahan trained Elvis for the fight scenes. 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

Rose Grogan: Are you a fighter?
Walter Gulick: Not really. A lot of people have different ideas about it though.
Rose Grogan: I see.
Walter Gulick: Do you belong up here?
[Chuckles]
Walter Gulick: Uh, I mean uh, I've never seen you around before.
Rose Grogan: I'm Willy's sister.
Walter Gulick: You are?
[chuckles]
Rose Grogan: What's funny?
[...]
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Riding the Rainbow
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One of Elvis' most mellower movies
8 January 2001 | by (Bakersfield, California USA) – See all my reviews

This is about one of the coolest and mellowest movies Elvis Presley ever made. The music that Elvis performs is as mellow as the background music in the movie. It's packed with love, romance, and action. 3 important elements that makes a real good Elvis movie. I'm watching it right now and I just saw the part where Elvis polishes of the two hooldlums that busted Charles Bronson's hands. Now Galahad (Elvis) is up for the big fight of the season against Sugar Boy Romero. Who do you think shall win? I can only hope Elvis Galahad does.


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