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Kid Galahad (1962) Poster

(1962)

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Charles Bronson did not speak to Elvis Presley and kept his distance while filming.
Elvis Presley gave his guitar which used in the film and also in Follow That Dream (1962) to property master Frank Agnone.
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Edward Asner's movie debut.
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Elvis thought that Michael Curtiz would have been the ideal director for this film.
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Professional boxing coach "Mushy" Callahan trained Elvis for the fight scenes.
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Michael Curtiz, Presley's favorite director, had previously directed the original Kid Galahad (1937).
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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.
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Dolores Fuller who wrote the song "I Got Lucky" for Elvis had been the girlfriend of Ed Woods Jr a decade earlier and had acted in several of his productions. She wrote songs for several Elvis flicks.
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37th most grossing film of the year 1962.
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In it's opening weekend film reached place 9.
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