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Director:
Writers:
William Fay (screenplay)
Francis Wallace (story)
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Release Date:
29 August 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Presley packs the the screen's biggest wallop...with the gals...with the gloves...with the guitar!
Plot:
When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Kid Galahad Packs A Punch See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Elvis Presley ... Walter Gulick

Gig Young ... Willy Grogan
Lola Albright ... Dolly Fletcher
Joan Blackman ... Rose Grogan

Charles Bronson ... Lew Nyack

David Lewis ... Otto Danzig
Robert Emhardt ... Maynard
Liam Redmond ... Father Higgins
Judson Pratt ... Howie Zimmerman

Ned Glass ... Max Lieberman
George Mitchell ... Harry Sperling

Roy Roberts ... Jerry Bathgate

Michael Dante ... Joie Shakes
Richard Devon ... Marvin
Jeff Morris ... Ralphie (as Jeffrey Morris)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Alcaide ... Danzig Hood (uncredited)

Edward Asner ... Assistant District Attorney Frank Gerson (uncredited)
David Cadiente ... Boxer (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan ... Romero Fight Referee (uncredited)
Orlando De La Fuente ... Ramon 'Sugarboy' Romero (uncredited)

Nick Dimitri ... Boxer (uncredited)
Louie Elias ... Boxer (uncredited)
Joe Esposito ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Fight Crowd Member (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... Romero's Manager (uncredited)
Seamon Glass ... Boxer (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Trainer (uncredited)
Harold 'Tommy' Hart ... Tommy Hart--Referee (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Fight Crowd Member (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Fight Crowd Member (uncredited)
The Jordanaires ... Vocal Group (uncredited)
Kip King ... Round Card Man at Romero Fight (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Razzing Ringsider (uncredited)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Fight Announcer (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Romero's Trainer (uncredited)
Ralph Moody ... Peter J. Prohosko (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Freddie (uncredited)
James Rawley ... Doctor (uncredited)

Bert Remsen ... Max (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Bevis (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Bailey's Handler (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... Training Camp Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Sorensen ... Joe (uncredited)
Sara Taft ... Father Higgins' Housekeeper (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Fight Crowd Member (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Fight Cornerman (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Fight Stadium Attendant (uncredited)
Del 'Sonny' West ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Red West ... Opponent (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Bailey Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Bill Zuckert ... O'Grady (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Karlson 
 
Writing credits
William Fay (screenplay)

Francis Wallace (story)

Produced by
David Weisbart .... producer
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jeff Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Gilmore 
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Alice Monte .... hairdresser
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (as Lynn Reynolds)
 
Production Management
Robert E. Relyea .... unit production manager
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome M. Siegel .... assistant director
John Flynn .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Agnone .... property
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Del Harris .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Milt Rice .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dick Dial .... fights (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Spicer .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Caine .... wardrobe
Bert Henrikson .... wardrobe
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Marshall M. Borden .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Robert Tracy .... music editor
 
Other crew
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor
Eugene Busch .... dialogue coach
Mushy Callahan .... boxing advisor
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Col. Tom Parker)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (certificate #20180) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Trivia:
37th most grossing film of the year 1962.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis at the Movies (2002) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
This Is LivingSee more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Kid Galahad Packs A Punch, 9 April 2005
Author: angelsunchained from United States

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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