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

A poet, yet.

Look, George,

you couldn't have driven around in back?

This is where I always stop

when I make a delivery, Mr. Grogan.

You never complained before.

I never came back from the village

like a sack of potatoes before.

What happened to the convertible?

I loaned it to an Arab.

He was on his way to a picnic,

and his camel had trouble with its valves.

When I ask a simple question, I don't expect

I should have to listen to your lousy jokes.

What's the matter with you?

I got nobody to work out with my boy

this afternoon. That's one thing the matter...

That's because you're too cheap

to pay more than $5 a round.

And your boy thinks every workout is a war.

Here he is. You wait here.

Let me speak to him first.

Thank you.

What's with the soldier?

Who asked for a parade?

Not so loud, honey, please.

He just stopped by to see you.

- Yeah? And what's his angle?

- It isn't like that.

He's just looking for a job, that's all.

I gathered from what he told me,

he's some kind of an automobile specialist.

- A mechanic.

- A what?

You heard me, a mechanic.

Now, all I want you to do

is brush him off lightly.



Willy, this is Walter Gulick.

- Pleased to meet you, sir.

- I explained to Walter that...

there mightn't be anything available

in his line, especially at this time of year.

That's about it, soldier.

What I mean is, well, nobody ever

called Cream Valley a little Detroit.

I understand what you mean, sir.

About the only job open around here

is a sparring partner for this man's tiger.

- Well, he's the right size, ain't he?

- Oh, lay off, Howie.

For somebody without experience...

the kid could save himself time and trouble

by stepping in front of a train.

I've had experience, Mr. Grogan.

I did a lot of boxing in the army.

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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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