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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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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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Elvis Comes Out Swingin' Like You've Never Seen Him Before! See more »

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Drama | Musical | Sport

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29 August 1962 (USA)  »

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Piso de lona  »

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$1,750,000
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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

Lew Nyack: [instructing Galahad from outside the ring during the final winning round of the fight against Sugar Boy Romero] Kid, listen to me. He's bound to start throwing left hooks sooner or later. Now when he does, straighten him out with a left, then cross him with your right. You hear?
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Connections

Version of The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Living
Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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Kid Galahad Packs A Punch
9 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

As a big fan of Elvis Presley, Gig Young, and Charles Bronson, as well as the sport of boxing, I enjoyed this movie for those reasons alone. Elvis gives a decent performance, but is stereotyped by the script as a goofy, goo-natured, lug-head, who has a natural gift of a cast-iron chin and one-punch knockout power. Half the movie Elvis looks in a daze with his mouth open catching flies!

Charles Bronson has a surprise role as a trainer. Not once does his show off his impressive muscular build and even gets both his hands broken by gangsters. A truly different role for him. He too is stereotyped as the ex-boxer walking on his heels.

Gig Young gives his usual out-standing performance, but there is nothing to like at all about his character; he's a liar, a user, aback-stabber, and an over-all jerk.

The fight scenes are poorly done and considering they were advised by former World Light-welterweight boxing great Mushy Callahan, a big disappointment.

However, if you like Elvis, this will be an enjoyable film.


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