Kid Galahad

Synopsis: When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to where he was from. He hopes to be a mechanic but soon after his arrival finds himself working as a sparring partner at a boxing camp. Having lost all of his money in a crap game, Walter is happy to take any kind of work but a devastating right hook sends him down a different path. Willy Grogan thinks he has a winner in Walter who, after helping a lady out, is dubbed Kid Galahad. Willy is a likable man but gambles too much and may have been a witness to a mobster's conversation that would best be forgotten. As Walter gains more success, and falls in love with Willy's sister Rose, Willy Grogan finds himself coming under pressure from mobsters to make Walter takes a dive at his next big fight.
Genre: Drama, Musical, Sport
Director(s): Phil Karlson
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
95 min

to the time when I could...

own my own garage in someplace

where I really belonged, you know?

I was just thinking, if Mr. Grogan

could use a mechanic around here...

it would be like coming home.

- You think there's a chance that...

- I wouldn't count on it, Walter.

You see, the way things have been

for Mr. Grogan...

Right now...

Actually, Harry,

things never looked better at the camp.

Just a matter of waiting for the money

to come in.

- $376.

- Should start rolling in any minute now.

Willy, please. Don't bother.

Since before you was born,

when your father started the camp there...

did I ever say no to a Grogan?


Old friends are the best friends, Harry.

Not that you ain't just as much a bum

in your own right...

as your father was a gentleman.

Harry, listen.

Harry, let's understand one thing...

You'll never solve your problems

betting the horses, Willy.

And I can tell you right now...

I don't like what's going on

in the fight game these days.

I don't like what I read in the papers.

Don't you worry about what you read

in the papers.

I'll lay you 3-to-1 right now

when you understand the facts.

- Mr. Grogan, it's all in the car.

- Thanks, George.


Yes, Mrs. Clotman,

I'll be happy to take your order.

Just got a fresh shipment in yesterday.

- Your name is Grogan?

- That's just possible.

- Who are you?

- O'Grady, Self Reliant Finance Company.

- Home office.

- Home office.

Do I have to have you fellows climbing

my back every day for a lousy $150?

I'm giving you the message, Mr. Grogan,

direct from the district manager.

Now, just a minute.

You're a big man, O'Grady. I'll tell you what.

I'll flip you, double or nothing.

We don't do it that way, Mr. Grogan.

Either you get up the dough,

or it's strictly heel and toe.

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William Fay

William George "Willie" Fay (12 November 1872 – 27 October 1947) was an actor and theatre producer who was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre.Fay was born in Dublin, where he attended Belvedere College. He worked for a time in the 1890s with a touring theatre company in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. When he returned to Dublin, he worked with his brother Frank, staging productions in halls around the city. Finally, they formed W. G. Fay's Irish National Dramatic Company, focused on the development of Irish acting talent. The brothers participated in founding the Abbey Theatre and were largely responsible for evolving the Abbey style of acting. After a falling-out with the Abbey directors in 1908, the brothers emigrated to the United States to work in theatre there.He moved to London in 1914, working as an actor on stage and in films. One of his most notable film roles was as Father Tom in Carol Reed's Belfast-set Odd Man Out (1947), whose cast was dense with actors from the Abbey Theatre. His memoir, The Fays of the Abbey Theatre, appeared in 1935. Willie Fay died in London in 1947, aged 74. more…

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