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Kid Galahad Details


This musical boxing drama finds Walter (Elvis Presley) as a recently discharged soldier looking forwork in New York's Catskill Mountains. He happens across Grogan's Gym, a boxing emporium that helps perfect the "gentle art." Proprioter Willie Grogan (Gig Young) and trainer Lew (Charles Bronson) run the camp for aspiring pugilists. Walter saves Grogan's long suffering girlfriend Rose (Joan Blackman) from an assault by a gangster when he knocks out the goon. He earns the nickname "Kid Galahad" and a chance to show off his talents in the boxing ring. While Walter trains for the big fight, Lew is approached by unsavory gamblers, who want Lew to be lax in repairing any cuts Walter sustains in the ring for a slice of the economic pie. Lew refuses and has his hands broken by the gambling goons. Although Walter knows the fix is on, he battles his way to victory against overwhelming odds and an intimidating opponent. Walter exacts revenge on the men who broke Lew's hands, which may be the first and only time in cinematic history that Charles Bronson needs any outside help. Presley delivers seven songs, the most memorable being "I Got Lucky." United Artists got lucky with the release of Kid Galahad, which drew legions of loyal Presley fans at the box office. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Elvis Presley
as Walter Gulick
Gig Young
as Willy Grogan
Lola Albright
as Dolly Fletcher
Joan Blackman
as Rose Grogan
Charles Bronson
as Lew Nyack
Ned Glass
as Mr. Lieberman
Robert Emhardt
as Mr. Maynard
David Lewis
as Otto Danzig
Michael Dante
as Joie Shakes
Judson Pratt
as Mr. Zimmerman
George Mitchell
as Mr. Sperling
Richard Devon
as Marvin
Jeff Morris
as Ralphie
Liam Redmond
as Father Higgins
Ed Asner
as Frank Gerson
Frank Gerstle
George Lewis
as Romero's Trainer
Ralph Moody
as Peter J. Prohosko
George Lewis
as Romero's Trainer
Ed Asner
as Frank Gerson


Phil Karlson
David Weisbart
Burnett Guffey
Ruth Batchelor
Ben Weisman
Fred Wise
Sherman Edwards
Dee Fuller
Jeff Alexander
Composer (Music Score)
Stuart Gilmore
Cary O'Dell
Art Director
Milt Rice
Special Effects
Francis Wallace
Short Story Author