Kid Galahad

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"Presley packs the the screen's biggest wallop...with the gals...with the gloves...with the guitar!"
  • Approved
  • 1962
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.1  (3,050)

Kid Galahad is a 1962 American musical film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Elvis Presley, Gig Young, and Lola Albright. The movie is a boxing-themed romantic musical that is based on a 1937 novel by Francis Wallace. It is a remake of the 1937 movie of the same name directed by Michael Curtiz. The film follows a young man named Walter Gulick, played by Elvis Presley, who leaves the army and decides to pursue a career as a professional boxer. He travels to the town of Cream Valley, where he meets boxing promoter Willy Grogan, played by Gig Young, who sees potential in Walter and takes him under his wing. Soon, Walter becomes the rising star of the boxing world, earning the nickname Kid Galahad.

In addition to his boxing career, Walter falls in love with Willy's sister, Dolly, played by Lola Albright. However, their relationship is complicated by Willy's disapproval and Dolly's complicated past.

Throughout the movie, there are many entertaining musical interludes, including performances by Elvis Presley. The music in the film was composed by George Stoll and includes songs such as "King of the Whole Wide World", "This is Living", and "I Got Lucky". Presley's performances in the movie are highly entertaining, and his musical talent shines through in each scene.

One of the most notable aspects of the film is the high-energy boxing scenes. The fight choreography is well-done and authentic-looking, making it easy for the audience to feel immersed in the boxing world. In addition, the fight scenes are filmed in a way that highlights Presley's athleticism and physicality. Overall, the fight sequences are exciting and add a great deal of tension to the movie.

Despite the action and romance elements of the film, Kid Galahad also has a strong sense of humor. The characters' interactions with one another are often witty and sarcastic, providing many moments of levity throughout the movie. The humor serves to balance out the more dramatic moments of the plot, creating a well-rounded story that is both entertaining and emotionally impactful.

The performances in the movie are all excellent, with Elvis Presley delivering a standout performance as Walter. His charisma and natural talent make him a joy to watch on screen, and he truly embodies the role of a brash young fighter who is trying to make it big in the world of boxing.

Gig Young's performance as Willy Grogan is also noteworthy. He perfectly captures the sleazy charm of a boxing promoter who is always trying to stay one step ahead of his competitors. Lola Albright is also excellent as Dolly, bringing a sensitivity and vulnerability to her performance that makes her character easy to root for.

Overall, Kid Galahad is a great movie for fans of both boxing and musicals. It's an entertaining and engaging film that will appeal to audiences of all ages. With excellent performances, great music, and exciting action sequences, it's easy to see why this movie remains a classic to this day.

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    6.1  (3,050)