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Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Sport | 29 August 1962 (USA)
After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter and takes him under his wing.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

William Fay (screenplay), Francis Wallace (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Walter Gulick
Gig Young ... Willy Grogan
Lola Albright ... Dolly Fletcher
Joan Blackman ... Rose Grogan
Charles Bronson ... Lew Nyack
David Lewis ... Otto Danzig
Robert Emhardt ... Maynard
Liam Redmond ... Father Higgins
Judson Pratt ... Howie Zimmerman
Ned Glass ... Max Lieberman
George Mitchell ... Harry Sperling
Roy Roberts ... Jerry Bathgate
Michael Dante ... Joie Shakes
Richard Devon ... Marvin
Jeff Morris Jeff Morris ... Ralphie (as Jeffrey Morris)
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Storyline

When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to where he was from. He hopes to be a mechanic but soon after his arrival finds himself working as a sparring partner at a boxing camp. Having lost all of his money in a crap game, Walter is happy to take any kind of work but a devastating right hook sends him down a different path. Willy Grogan thinks he has a winner in Walter who, after helping a lady out, is dubbed Kid Galahad. Willy is a likable man but gambles too much and may have been a witness to a mobster's conversation that would best be forgotten. As Walter gains more success, and falls in love with Willy's sister Rose, Willy Grogan finds himself coming under pressure from mobsters to make Walter takes a dive at his next big fight. Written by garykmcd

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Presley packs the the screen's biggest wallop...with the gals...with the gloves...with the guitar! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 August 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harte Fäuste, heiße Liebe See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,750,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mirisch Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In its opening weekend, film reached place 9. See more »

Goofs

Kid Galahad trains for the climactic big fight during the middle of summer, Independence Day to Labor Day, yet when you see all the orange and yellow leaves on the trees and on the ground it is obvious that these scenes were filmed in autumn. See more »

Quotes

Rose Grogan: What do you do when you feel like this?
Walter Gulick: People usually get married, I understand. It's about the best and the safest thing to do.
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Version of The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) See more »

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I Got Lucky
Written by Dolores Fuller (as Dee Fuller), Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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One of Elvis' Best
17 September 2006 | by rpm1950-1See all my reviews

A very different Elvis movie. Only a very few, but quite good songs can be found in this one. Elvis as a recently discharged G.I. is looking for work, but ends up as a fighter after taking a job as a sparring partner for an up and coming fighter. This movie has a lot of heart and features a number of great actors including Charles Bronson and Oscar winner Gig Young. It also features Joan Blackman, Elvis' co-star in BLUE HAWAII. She is totally gorgeous and very sexy in this movie. A very earthy movie for its times, especially for Elvis. I have seen it plenty of times over the years but always remember sitting in my local theater in 1962 with some of my buddies watching it on a summer afternoon. At that time, it was only the second Elvis movie I had ever seen. A very good movie. Watch it whether you are an Elvis fan or not. Elvis shows some real acting chops in this one.


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