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Kid Galahad (1937)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Donati
... Louise 'Fluff' Phillips
... Turkey Morgan
... Ward Guisenberry / Kid Galahad
... Marie Donati
... Silver Jackson
... Chuck McGraw
... Mrs. Donati (as Soledad Jiminez)
Joe Cunningham ... Joe Taylor
... Buzz Barett
... Brady
... The Redhead
... Barney
Harland Tucker ... Gunman
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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Crime | Drama | Romance | Sport

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The Battling Bellhop  »

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Trivia

While Bette Davis praised Edward G. Robinson as a performer and as a person, she was repulsed by having to kiss him. See more »

Goofs

When Kid Galahad is sitting in his corner before the last round, he has stripes on his shorts. They were not there earlier in the fight, and are not there when he is fighting during the last round. See more »

Quotes

Nick 'Nicky' Donati: [about Ward] That bellhop certainly has a magog for the dolls, all righr.
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Referenced in Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008) See more »

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Swing for Sale
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
First tune played at the party
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Bette Davis makes this movie happen.
23 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Bette Davis was HOT! If anyone doesn't believe it, watch this movie. This movie features a lot of great actors but none of them even come close to matching Bette Davis. She is HOT! She makes this movie happen. Much of the movie is stagy and predictable, but Bette Davis is like a diamond. She sparkles. She shows what she's got and what she's got is a lot. She was ALL woman. Voluptuous. Pouting lips. Big, round eyes. Lovely hips. She had it all and wasn't afraid to show it off. And she could act! No wonder she was in so many great movies. Looks and talent. No wonder she's a legend. Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson were great as tough fight managers. Wayne Morris was also impressive in the title role. He really looked like a prize fighter and the whole movie exudes the atmosphere of the arena and locker room where much of the action takes place. When you watch Wayne Morris in this movie, you have to like him. A real star. But all that takes second place to Bette Davis in what had to be the hottest role of her career. It must have been a wonderful experience to be part of the production crew and watch Bette Davis act or just to be around her. She was a star.


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