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Sunday Punch (1942)

The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially ... See full summary »

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David Miller

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Fay Kanin (screenplay), Fay Kanin (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ... Ken Burke
Jean Rogers ... Judy Galestrum
Dan Dailey ... Olaf 'Ole' Jensen (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Guy Kibbee ... 'Pops' Muller
J. Carrol Naish ... Matt Bassler
Connie Gilchrist ... Ma Galestrum
Sam Levene ... Roscoe
Leo Gorcey ... 'Biff'
Rags Ragland ... 'Killer' Connolly
Johnny Mitchell ... 'Baby' Fitzroy (as Douglass Newland)
Anthony Caruso ... Nat Cucci
Tito Renaldo Tito Renaldo ... Jose Morales
Michael Browne Michael Browne ... Al
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Earle ... Clerk (scenes deleted)
George Offerman Jr. ... Elevator Boy (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially interested is ex-college boy Ken Burke who is trying to quickly make it to the top, and young brawny Swedish janitor Olaf Jensen who believes Judy will fall for him if he becomes a champion boxer. The rivalry between the two friends leads them to an inevitable meeting in the ring. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belezas Entre Feras See more »

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Budget:

$305,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film did poorly at the box office, resulting in a loss of $79,000 ($1.18M in 2017) for MGM according to studio records. See more »

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Pleasant but forgettable MGM programmer gives Lundigan the spotlight...
6 March 2008 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Sunday PUNCH was a B-film that played the lower half of double bills when released in 1942, pleasant enough fluff that was only passable as entertainment even then.

But fans of WILLIAM LUNDIGAN got to see him in a starring role for a change and pretty JEAN ROGERS got a chance to show that she was someone to watch even if her career never got into high gear. She's photographed with beautiful, glossy MGM close-ups, the kind usually reserved for their top stars, but none of the familiar material here is up to the standards of an A-film.

Not even with a supporting cast that includes GUY KIBBE, CONNIE GILCHRIST, LEO GORCEY, SAM LEVENE and, in an unusual character role as a Norwegian janitor who wants to become a fighter, DAN DAILEY (billed as Dan Dailey, Jr.), as a guy who has a "Sunday punch" as his ticket to a boxing career. The fight scenes are standard stuff and neither Lundigan nor Dailey looks as though they could go more than two rounds in an actual fight.

Summing up: A pleasant enough trifle, but nothing to get excited about.


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