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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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Willy Grogan
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Otto Danzig
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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:

Piso de lona  »

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$1,750,000 (USA)
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Trivia

37th most grossing film of the year 1962. See more »

Goofs

At about the 45 minute mark into the film and after the "first" professional fight. Galahad knocks out the more intimidating opponent. The ref's count was extremely fast...but as soon as he counted "...ten" and waved his hands signifying the bout was over, the defeated opponent was hurriedly getting up after being "knocked out" See more »

Quotes

Lew Nyack: What did you think when you read all that phony publicity about yourself?
Walter Gulick: You mean about the 17 knockouts?
Lew Nyack: Yeah.
Walter Gulick: At first I kinda felt sorry for Willy.
Lew Nyack: Sorry for him?
Walter Gulick: He's not a bad guy, Lew. Maybe he's got reason for being a liar. It'd be nice if we can help him out.
Lew Nyack: Help HIM out? Well how about YOU?
[points to a losing boxer being carried to a stretcher]
Lew Nyack: Look at that! Suppose you step out there in that ring and Ezzard Bailey separates you from what little brains you got left? Huh?
Walter Gulick: Yeah, I've ...
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Connections

Remake of Kid Galahad (1937) See more »

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A Whistling Tune
Written by Sherman Edwards & Hal David
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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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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