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Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved  |   |  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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29 August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un direct au coeur  »

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$1,750,000 (USA)
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Michael Curtiz, Presley's favorite director, had previously directed the original Kid Galahad (1937). See more »

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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

Maynard: What's the matter?
Dolly Fletcher: Nothing. It's love in bloom.
Maynard: Goodbye. I've watched it bloom before.
Willy Grogan: Look, Dolly... this may seem funny to you but... the kid doesn't know about us.
Dolly Fletcher: I gathered that much. I can even quote you. "Rose, this is Miss What's-her-name. She just happened to drop by this morning." Were you so scared, you couldn't even remember my name?
Willy Grogan: Dolly...
Dolly Fletcher: What is there to know about us anyway? Am I a lady barber or something? They've got sex in the Bronx, too, so what's the mystery?
Willy Grogan: I'm only ...
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Version of Kid Galahad (1937) See more »

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Riding the Rainbow
Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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One of my favorites!
19 November 2004 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

OK. So it's not "Gone with the Wind," but "Kid Galahad" is well written, fun, and lightly sprinkled with some very good songs (catch the twisting "I Got Lucky" and the front porch "This is Living" scenes.) "Kid Galahad" also boasts a strong supporting cast (look for a young Ed Asner in one his first screen roles;) Academy-Award winner Gig Young, Charles Bronson, and Lola Albright, in a surprisingly emotive role, add "punch" to what, on the surface, appears to be just another Presley vehicle. "Kid Galahad" also had the blessing of being completed before they counted the receipts of "Blue Hawaii." When the studio saw how much money they made off of "Blue Hawaii," the dye was cast; Elvis would be stuck doing "14 song travelogues" for another 7 years. "Kid Galahad" catches Elvis in good humor, shape, and voice; he was having fun...You will too.


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