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William Fay (screenplay)
Francis Wallace (story)
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Release Date:
29 August 1962 (USA) See more »
Presley packs the the screen's biggest wallop...with the gals...with the gloves...with the guitar!
When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York... See more » | Full synopsis »
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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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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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Elvis thought that Michael Curtiz would have been the ideal director for this film.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:[as Maynard carves up the corned beef] You think I did all right?
Maynard:You cooked this great. It cuts real fine!
Willy Grogan:[as Willy and Lew walk in the kitchen arguing about Rose's whereabouts] Let's get one thing settled, Lew. Exactly what time was it when you saw Rose leave the picnic?
Lew Nyack:I told you before, 6:30, quarter to 7, 10 to 7 - I didn't make a note of it.
Dolly Fletcher:[as Dolly and Lew munch on some of Maynard's corned beef] What's all the commotion about? She was with Galahad, wasn't she?
Willy Grogan:I know who she was with. And I'll tell you something else I know: It's 20 minutes to 9.
Dolly Fletcher:Could she be safer with the F.B.I.?
Willy Grogan:Which way were they going?
Lew Nyack:I told you that before too, back towards the village.
Willy Grogan:You sure?
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Elvis In The Ring, 30 November 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The old Warner Brothers classic boxing story Kid Galahad was dusted off and rewritten to suit the Sixties and the talents of Elvis Presley. The man that's named Kid Galahad for the ring not only throws a mean punch, but he sings pretty good too.

Elvis is a soldier fresh out of the army and broke and arrives at Gig Young's training camp looking for any kind of work. The only work that Young has available is for a sparring partner and Elvis does more than spar. He flattens a heavyweight contender and Young's found himself a new prospect.

He needs one because he's into the bookies big time. And a couple of syndicate torpedoes working for gangster David Lewis have taken up residence at the camp. All this is dismaying girlfriend Lola Albright and sister Joan Blackman who Elvis takes a fancy to.

As is usual with Elvis films, manager Colonel Tom Parker got the best talent he could to support the King. Besides those names Robert Emhardt plays the camp cook and up and coming movie legend Charles Bronson plays Elvis's trainer. And you'll see a lot of familiar Hollywood faces as you do in all his films.

Not only the cast, but director Phil Karlson one of the best directors of noir ever, took charge. The scenes with the gangsters show Karlson's steady hand.

Oddly enough Elvis had no real hit songs come out of Kid Galahad, but makes up for it with one of his best acting jobs on screen. For fans of the King.

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