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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.
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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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