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The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2 January 1947 (USA)
"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young ... See full summary »

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John Waters

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William R. Lipman (original screenplay), Grant Garett (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wallace Beery ... Roy 'Slag' McGurk
Dean Stockwell ... Nipper
Edward Arnold ... Mike Glenson
Aline MacMahon ... Mamie Steeple
Cameron Mitchell ... Johnny Burden
Dorothy Patrick ... Caroline Glenson
Aubrey Mather ... Milbane
Morris Ankrum ... Fowles
Clinton Sundberg ... Flexter
Charles Judels ... First Brewer
Torben Meyer ... Second Brewer
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Storyline

"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young orphaned lad and agrees to help him find a relative, his life takes on a whole new meaning. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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...and the Boy Star of "THE GREEN YEARS" in a heart-stirring entertainment (original three-sheet poster) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'invincibile Mc Gurk See more »

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Budget:

$896,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the fight between the two boys, (approximately 0:40 runtime) the bigger boy inflicting the punch damage is none other than Dean Stockwell's older brother. See more »

Quotes

Milbane: Mr. McGurk, you have done me and my late sister a great favor and for that reason, I'm asking you to accept with my gratitude ten thousand...
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Ten thousand!
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Ten thousand Utopia Mining Limited of East Africa.
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Utopia Mining Limited of East Africa what?
Milbane: Shares. Shares, my dear McGurk. At the market value today that I guarantee will soar to a dollar a share in two weeks time.
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Oh, I, uh, got to wait two weeks, have I?
Milbane: That's all and they're yours Mr. McGurk for one thousand dollars.
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Oh, you mean, I ...
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References The Champ (1931) See more »

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Mighty McGurk's characters based loosely on real...
23 March 2006 | by antarian17See all my reviews

Has any research been done to connect the movie with real life people? Do we know what real-life identities the characters were supposed to represent or were loosely based upon? For instance is there any reason to connect the movie to McGurk's Suicide Hall, 295 Bowery; or to John H. McGurk or to Jack McManus. Do we know if there was a real life identity for the pawn shop woman? What about the English orphan? The Salvation Army man? Maybe it was already done-if so, where? What did they find? Your comments would be appreciated. Does the background information give details? If not John McGurk, do we know which person it was based upon? What research has already been done on the movie's influences, characters, and settings? Thanks


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