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Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle (1950)

Joe is witness to a mob killing. Two of the killers are after him. He is drugged before the big fight which is watched on TV by his manager Knobby and the thugs who are holding Knobby hostage.

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writers:

Ham Fisher (characters), B.F. Melzer (screen story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ... Joe Palooka
James Gleason ... Knobby Walsh
Lois Hall ... Anne Howe Palooka
Edgar Barrier ... Dist. Atty. Michael Brogden
Myrna Dell ... Sandra Reed
Robert Coogan ... Humphrey Pennyworth
Dan Seymour ... Charlie Crawford
Charles Halton ... Merkle - the Shyster
Frank Jenks ... Looie - a Trainer
Greg McClure ... Pete Muske
Eddie Gribbon ... Canvasback
Robert Griffin ... Kebo - Crawford Henchman
John Harmon ... Phillips - Reporter
Jack Roper Jack Roper ... Henchman Gunsell
Sue Carlton Sue Carlton ... Felice - Brogden's Secretary
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Storyline

Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka and his friend, Humphrey Pennyworth, find a slain gambler near Joe's training camp. The escaping killers fire at them, but neither is hit. District Attorney Michael Brogdon fails to prosecute the case when the body can't be found. A gangster contacts Knobby Walsh, Joe's manager, and tells him to have his fighter throw his upcoming title-defense. Knobby refuses and is kidnapped in order to force Joe to throw the fight. And, for insurance, Joe is doped in the ring. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HE'S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE! Your favorite champ on the spot with gangland killers...in and out of the ring! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Squared Circle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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