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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Walter Gulick
... Willy Grogan
... Dolly Fletcher
... Rose Grogan
... Lew Nyack
... Otto Danzig
... Maynard
... Father Higgins
... Howie Zimmerman
... Max Lieberman
... Harry Sperling
... Jerry Bathgate
... Joie Shakes
... Marvin
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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Elvis Comes Out Swingin' Like You've Never Seen Him Before! See more »

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Drama | Musical | Sport

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29 August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harte Fäuste, heiße Liebe  »

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$1,750,000
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Trivia

Elvis Presley gave the guitar that he used in this film and also in Follow That Dream (1962) to property master Frank Agnone. 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

Lew Nyack: Hey Walter! In case you want to duck once in a while, it ain't against the rules!
Dolly Fletcher: This sort of thing is legal?
Willy Grogan: You don't need a license to be stupid. I'll lay you 3-to-1 the kid don't last a round.
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Connections

Version of The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Is Where the Heart Is
Written by Sherman Edwards & Hal David
Performed by Elvis Presley (uncredited)
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One of my favorites!
19 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

OK. So it's not "Gone with the Wind," but "Kid Galahad" is well written, fun, and lightly sprinkled with some very good songs (catch the twisting "I Got Lucky" and the front porch "This is Living" scenes.) "Kid Galahad" also boasts a strong supporting cast (look for a young Ed Asner in one his first screen roles;) Academy-Award winner Gig Young, Charles Bronson, and Lola Albright, in a surprisingly emotive role, add "punch" to what, on the surface, appears to be just another Presley vehicle. "Kid Galahad" also had the blessing of being completed before they counted the receipts of "Blue Hawaii." When the studio saw how much money they made off of "Blue Hawaii," the dye was cast; Elvis would be stuck doing "14 song travelogues" for another 7 years. "Kid Galahad" catches Elvis in good humor, shape, and voice; he was having fun...You will too.


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