Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Seton I. Miller (screen play), Francis Wallace (from the story by: Saturday Evening Post)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward G. Robinson ... Nick Donati
Bette Davis ... Fluff
Humphrey Bogart ... Turkey Morgan
Wayne Morris ... Ward Guisenberry / Kid Galahad
Jane Bryan ... Marie
Harry Carey ... Silver Jackson
William Haade ... Chuck McGraw
Soledad Jiménez ... Mrs. Donati (as Soledad Jiminez)
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Joe Taylor
Ben Welden ... Buzz Barett
Joseph Crehan ... Brady
Veda Ann Borg ... The Redhead
Frank Faylen ... Barney
Harland Tucker Harland Tucker ... Gunman
Bob Evans Bob Evans ... Sam
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Storyline

When a bellhop knocks out fighter Chuck McGraw, promoter Nick Donati realizes he's a potential champ. "Kid Galahad" justifies Nick's confidence, but Nick's mistress Fluff falls for him; in turn, the Kid falls for Nick's young sister. Now overprotective brother Nick turns against his new fighter, leading to a near- disastrous title fight and a murderous confrontation. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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It's a match the devil made - and you'll love it! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Remade as The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) with Humphrey Bogart in a circus setting, and with Elvis Presley as Kid Galahad (1962). See more »

Goofs

During the fights in the arenas, the crowd is painted on a backdrop in the balcony and after the sixth row in the mezzanine. See more »

Quotes

Ward Guisenberry: It looks like we're going to get along fine.
Marie Donati: [sarcastically] You think so?
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Connections

Featured in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Moon Is in Tears Tonight
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Bette Davis, voice dubbed
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An extremely enjoyable film
18 January 2000 | by FilmCritic-3See all my reviews

I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't send in my comments after I saw this film. This was an extremely enjoyable film. As a fan of Edward G. Robinson, I can say with great enthusiasm that he doesn't disappoint. Bette Davis is up to her smart-as-a-whip self which makes it even more entertaining. Humphrey Bogart puts on a role of a scheming man that makes him look better than he already is.

Near the end, the film started to derail a bit and got a bit pointless, but it was all in good taste. It was also well-directed with Michael Curtiz at the helm. I couldn't imagine anyone else directing this. Boxing fans and movie buffs, see this film immediately. This is one film you will not want to miss.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

29 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battling Bellhop See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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