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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
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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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29 August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un direct au coeur  »

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$1,750,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Elvis thought that Michael Curtiz would have been the ideal director for this film. 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

Max Lieberman: [at the Independence Day Picnic] Plenty of food, men. Plenty of food. You think you've eaten lobster before, Maynard, just wait till you taste this. Well, Maynard?
Maynard: [looking at his plate of lobster with little enthusiasm] I ain't saying this lobster is for the birds, but I'd rather be eating my own corned beef.
Father Higgins: Lobster? I think I'd like some of that, is it good?
Maynard: Fine, Father.
[Galahad starts to sing "I Got Lucky"]
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Referenced in Into the Night (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Lucky
Written by Dolores Fuller (as Dee Fuller), Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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Good fight musical
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an Elvis movie with some drama, some comedy, some music. It was a little more than the formula movies and had some good fights. Mushy Callahan a boxing coach who coached all the big stars into the 60s for fight movies said of all the actors he coached " Elvis was best, quick hands, knew karate and judo...."Great so-stars and scenery. If its not Rocky or even Rocky 5 its an enjoyable escape. The few songs are pleasant including "I Got Lucky" and "A Whistling Tune" Reportedly Charles Bronson was not very friendly to Elvis. Joan Blackman also made "Blue Hawaii" with Elvis. If you want a diversion on a rainy Sunday this is a possibility.


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