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Kid Galahad Details

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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

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Bette Davis Volpi Cup for Best Actress 1937 Winner

Cast

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
Milt Kibbee
as Reporter
Ralph Dunn
as Reporter at Dinner
Virginia Dabney
as Girl at Party
William Haade
as Chuck McGraw
Don DeFore
as Ringsider
Frank Faylen
as Barney
Harry Harvey
as Reporter
Horace McMahon
as Reporter
John Ridgely
as Photographer
Joyce Compton
as Drunken Girl on Phone
Lane Chandler
as Timekeeper
Mary Doran
as Operator
Veda Ann Borg
as Redhead at Party
I. Stanford Jolley
as Ringsider
Billy Wayne
as Bell Captain
Charles Sullivan
as Second
Don Brodie
as Reporter
Eddie Fetherstone
Eddy Chandler
as Title fight announcer
Edward Price
Emmett Vogan
as Ring announcer
George Humbert
as Barber

Crew

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