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Kid Galahad Details


Fight manager Nick Donati (Edward G. Robinson) has just lost his best fighter to crooked promoter Turkey Morgan (Humphrey Bogart). During a party at Donati's apartment, a bellhop (Wayne Morris) kayos Morgan's boxer, who has insulted the honor of Donati's girlfriend, Louise "Fluff" Phillips (Bette Davis). Sensing a good thing when he sees it, Donati takes the bellhop under his wing, promoting the erstwhile pugilist as Kid Galahad. Morris is shipped to Donati's farm for training, where he falls in love with Donati's sheltered kid sister, Marie (Jane Bryan). Angered at this, Donati sets up Kid Galahad for a fall, ordering him to take a dive in an upcoming bout and betting his bankroll on Morgan's boy. Kid Galahad takes a terrific beating until, at the urging of Fluff and Marie, he abruptly changes his ring strategy. When Galahad wins, Morgan, feeling he's been double-crossed by Donati, shoots the latter. Morgan manages to fatally wound Morgan before expiring himself; as he breathes his last, he gives his belated blessing to Galahad and Marie's romance. To avoid confusion with Elvis Presley's 1962 remake of Kid Galahad, the earlier film was retitled The Battling Bellhop for TV. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Awarded by
Venice International Film Festival Bette Davis Volpi Cup for Best Actress 1937 Winner


Edward G. Robinson
as Nick Donati
Bette Davis
as Louise "Fluff" Phillips
Humphrey Bogart
as Turkey Morgan
Wayne Morris
as Kid Galahad
Harry Carey
as Silver Jackson
Soledad Jiminez
as Mrs. Donati
Ben Welden
as Buzz Stevens
Joseph Crehan
as Editor Brady
Harland Tucker
as Gunman
Veda Ann Borg
as Redhead at Party
John Ridgely
as Photographer
Edward Price
Don Brodie
as Reporter
Mary Doran
as Operator
William Haade
as Chuck McGraw
Horace McMahon
as Reporter
I. Stanford Jolley
as Ringsider
Don DeFore
as Ringsider
Charles Sullivan
as Second
Billy Wayne
as Bell Captain
Milt Kibbee
as Reporter
Lane Chandler
as Timekeeper
Joyce Compton
as Drunken Girl on Phone
Ralph Dunn
as Reporter at Dinner
Eddie Fetherstone
Harry Harvey
as Reporter
Eddy Chandler
as Title fight announcer
Virginia Dabney
as Girl at Party
George Humbert
as Barber
Frank Faylen
as Barney
Emmett Vogan
as Ring announcer


Michael Curtiz
Hal B. Wallis
Sam Bischoff
Francis Wallace
Book Author
Seton Miller
Tony Gaudio
Heinz Roemheld
Composer (Music Score)
Jack Scholl
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
George J. Amy
Costume Designer
Orry Kelly
Costume Designer
James Gibbon
Special Effects
Edwin DuPar
Special Effects