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Kid Galahad

1962 1h 35m Musical List
50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 56% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
Fresh out of the military and flat broke, Walter Gulick (Elvis Presley) takes the only job he can find -- as a sparring partner at the local gym. Willy (Gig Young), the owner of the gym, sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter, and takes him under his wing. Willy hopes that Walter will earn enough money fighting in the ring to help him pay off his many gambling debts. Walter, on the other hand, hopes that he can earn the attention of Willy's little sister Rose (Joan Blackman). Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Presley could effortlessly carry this picture himself, but that's actually not required thanks to the efforts of an excellent supporting cast. Rated: 3/4 Oct 30, 2021 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Elvis wanted to spread his wings, and he clearly had the chops. Unfortunately, the films just wouldn't let him. Rated: 2/4 Jun 4, 2019 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Kid Galahad is a real mixed bag, with some half-baked ideas and some unwanted detours. Jun 24, 2010 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com So typical Elvis musical with so-so songs. Rated: 3/5 Mar 2, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Oct 1, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Jul 4, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Stuart G A very enjoyable Elvis movie with equally good songs and a very strong support cast. Gig Young, Lola Albright and a young Charles Bronson were all excellent. Definitely one of Elvis better projects and not just for die hard fans. A must see for anyone who enjoys 1960’s cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/09/24 Full Review Audience Member More Elvis pap. Only for fans - not me, I'm giving this a wide berth. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/06/24 Full Review Jordan B One Elvis film that doesn't get the credit it deserves: Elvis plays a familiar part (Walter): a well mannered, smart, ambitious man fresh out of the military. He finds work as a jobber sparring partner, but turns out to be Gig Young's golden goose. While Gig's character (Willy) has a few character flaws, Walter falls for his sister and realizes there are reasons why Willy has good in him. Mix in Charles Bronson and arguably one of Elvis's top soundtracks front to back, and you have an entertaining family flick. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review steve d Interchangeable with a million other Elvis films. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a script was a waste of some terrific talent. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent movie. One of my top 3 Elvis favorites. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Fresh out of the military and flat broke, Walter Gulick (Elvis Presley) takes the only job he can find -- as a sparring partner at the local gym. Willy (Gig Young), the owner of the gym, sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter, and takes him under his wing. Willy hopes that Walter will earn enough money fighting in the ring to help him pay off his many gambling debts. Walter, on the other hand, hopes that he can earn the attention of Willy's little sister Rose (Joan Blackman).
Director
Phil Karlson
Producer
David Weisbart
Screenwriter
William Jerome Fay
Production Co
Mirisch Corporation
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Dec 6, 2005
Runtime
1h 35m