Kid Galahad (1962)

95 mins | Comedy-drama | 1962

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writer:

William Fay

Producer:

David Weisbart

Cinematographer:

Burnett Guffey

Editor:

Stuart Gilmore

Production Designer:

Cary Odell

Production Company:

The Mirisch Company, Inc.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in California. Previously filmed by Warner Bros. in ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in California. Previously filmed by Warner Bros. in 1937. More Less

CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Kid Galahad by Francis Wallace (Boston, 1936).
SONGS
"King of the Whole Wide World," music and lyrics by Ruth Batchelor and Bob Roberts
"This Is Living" and "Riding the Rainbow," music and lyrics by Fred Wise and Ben Weisman
"Home Is Where the Heart Is" and "A Whistling Tune," music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and Hal David
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SONGS
"King of the Whole Wide World," music and lyrics by Ruth Batchelor and Bob Roberts
"This Is Living" and "Riding the Rainbow," music and lyrics by Fred Wise and Ben Weisman
"Home Is Where the Heart Is" and "A Whistling Tune," music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and Hal David
"I Got Lucky," music and lyrics by Dee Fullerm, Fred Wise and Ben Weisman
"Love Is for Lovers," music and lyrics by Ruth Batchelor and Sharon Silbert. Songs sung by Elvis Presley.
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DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Atlanta opening: 1 August 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Mirisch Co.
Copyright Date:
1 August 1962
Copyright Number:
LP22408
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
95
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following his service in the Army, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner in a Catskill training camp run by Willy Grogan and his girl friend, Dolly. Willy decides to turn Walter into a professional fighter over Dolly's objections. The lad earns the nickname "Kid Galahad" by rescuing Dolly from gangsters to whom Willy is in debt. After a series of sensational victories, Walter decides to give up boxing and settle down with Willy's sister, Rose. Upon hearing the news the gangsters warn Willy that his man must not be permitted to win his last bout, and they match him against Sugar-Boy Romero, a highly experienced fighter. Believing Willy guilty of having arranged the match for spite, Dolly walks out on him. Before the fight, Walter's trainer is offered $500 not to work in his corner. When he refuses the bribe, the hoodlums break his fingers. Walter arrives on the scene and, after a skirmish with the gangsters, goes into the ring. Despite a severe beating, he knocks out his opponent. Dolly returns to Willy, and Walter is free to marry Rose and open an auto repair ... +


Following his service in the Army, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner in a Catskill training camp run by Willy Grogan and his girl friend, Dolly. Willy decides to turn Walter into a professional fighter over Dolly's objections. The lad earns the nickname "Kid Galahad" by rescuing Dolly from gangsters to whom Willy is in debt. After a series of sensational victories, Walter decides to give up boxing and settle down with Willy's sister, Rose. Upon hearing the news the gangsters warn Willy that his man must not be permitted to win his last bout, and they match him against Sugar-Boy Romero, a highly experienced fighter. Believing Willy guilty of having arranged the match for spite, Dolly walks out on him. Before the fight, Walter's trainer is offered $500 not to work in his corner. When he refuses the bribe, the hoodlums break his fingers. Walter arrives on the scene and, after a skirmish with the gangsters, goes into the ring. Despite a severe beating, he knocks out his opponent. Dolly returns to Willy, and Walter is free to marry Rose and open an auto repair shop. +

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