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Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 7 February 1948 (USA)
Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Palooka (as Joe Kirkwood)
... Knobby Walsh
... Anne Howe
... Charles Kennedy
... Iris March
Charles Cane ... George Wendell
... Archie Stone
Frank Hyers ... Ralph
Jack Shea ... Jeff Lundy
Jack Roper ... Waldo
... Looie
... Truck Driver
... Scranton
... Mom Palooka
Michael Mark ... Pop Palooka
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Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing him to fix fights. Joe decides to risk his eyesight to save Knobby's honor. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Trivia

According to actor/comedian Emil Sitka there was a scene where a half a dozen reporters each ask a question of Leon Errol. Errol did not like the timing of the scene and wanted all the questions asked by Sitka. ("Films in Review" June/July 1990) See more »

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Followed by Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951) See more »

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