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Kid Galahad (1937)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 29 May 1937 (USA)
3:27 | Trailer
Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.


Michael Curtiz


Seton I. Miller (screen play), Francis Wallace (from the story by: Saturday Evening Post)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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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EVERY WOMAN MUST MAKE A FOOL OF HERSELF OVER A MAN...ONCE! (original print add) See more »


Crime | Drama | Romance | Sport


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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 19, 1938 with Edward G. Robinson reprising his film role. See more »


When Turkey confronts Fluff, Ward and Silver in front of the New York hotel, he is seen in long shot leaning against the building, then begins to advance toward the trio. When we cut to the medium shot, he once again is leaning against the wall and then again starts to move toward the three of them. See more »


Turkey Morgan: [to Ward] You think you're cute? Your pants are too long to be that cute.
[He cuts the pant legs off of Ward's uniform with a knife]
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Referenced in All About Bette (1994) See more »


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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No Kidding Here
31 March 2018 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

Edward G Robinson in any movie is a must see for the man loved what he did and he did it for us. Here is another fine flick for him to ply his wares and woo us over into the land of entertainment. Who doesn't like a rag to riches story which is really about the common man and his dreams. Some no-body guy wants to save enough money to buy a farm and in America there are many ways to do this. This movie shares one of them. Heart-strings will be pulled upon as there is not one but two love stories going on here, a real good bad guy, good guy and a hero. Special mention to Humphrey Bogart who doesn't disappoint. Watch the close-ups on his face during the fight matches. When things go well, Bogie gives his best facial and if they go less than well he gives his worse facial expressions. Of course what could be more rousing than a good fight to end the story with? Also notice the stands in the fight scenes. Long has every fight movie had to shoot the upper seats in darkness while some used cardboard cut-outs to fill in those seats. After all, how many extras do you want on payroll? In this movie they even turn on the lights so we can see everything real or not. Imagine going to see this decades ago, 25 cents, popcorn, cold drink and either with your girlfriend or some buddies. Great night out and it still holds! This is entertainment with...

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English | Italian

Release Date:

29 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battling Bellhop See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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