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Kid Galahad
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William Fay (screenplay)
Francis Wallace (story)
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Release Date:
29 August 1962 (USA) See more »
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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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | 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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Did You Know?

When Max Lieberman (Ned Glass) is sitting with Father Higgins (Liam Redmond) watching a sparring session, Lieberman rattles off the names of nine old-time fighters. Each and every name mentioned was a real boxer from the professional prize ring: "KO" Phil Kaplan, Augie Ratner, Battling Levinsky, Jack Bernstein, Louis "Kid" Kaplan, Ruby Goldstein, "Corporal" Izzy Schwartz, Abe Atell, and Harlem Tommy Murphy.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Dolly Fletcher:He should be arrested.
Rose Grogan:Who?
Dolly Fletcher:Your brother, naturally. He's responsible for this.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis at the Movies (2002) (V)See more »
King of the Whole Wide WorldSee more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of Elvis' Best, 17 September 2006
Author: rpm1950-1 from United States

A very different Elvis movie. Only a very few, but quite good songs can be found in this one. Elvis as a recently discharged G.I. is looking for work, but ends up as a fighter after taking a job as a sparring partner for an up and coming fighter. This movie has a lot of heart and features a number of great actors including Charles Bronson and Oscar winner Gig Young. It also features Joan Blackman, Elvis' co-star in BLUE HAWAII. She is totally gorgeous and very sexy in this movie. A very earthy movie for its times, especially for Elvis. I have seen it plenty of times over the years but always remember sitting in my local theater in 1962 with some of my buddies watching it on a summer afternoon. At that time, it was only the second Elvis movie I had ever seen. A very good movie. Watch it whether you are an Elvis fan or not. Elvis shows some real acting chops in this one.

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