Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kid Galahad (1937)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Jane Bryan, hary Carey, William Haade, Soledad Jimenez, Joe Cunningham, Ben Welden

More info: IMDb

Plot: When a bellhop knocks out fighter Chuck McGraw, promoter Nick Donati realizes he's a potential champ. "Kid Galahad" justifies Nick's confidence, but Nick's mistress Fluff falls for him; in turn, the Kid falls for Nick's young sister. Now overprotective brother Nick turns against his new fighter, leading to a near- disastrous title fight and a murderous confrontation.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Why can't they make trailers like that nowadays?

Great flick! Robinson has always been one of my top favorites since I was a kid.  Here he starts out as a fast talking, fun loving guy but by the end of the picture he's a touch, mean sumbitch that really shows some anger.  There's a great deal of emotional weight brought on by his character by the end of the movie.  He pulls a major dick move.  I was captivated.  Bette Davis is fun and spits out dialogue like a Tommy Gun with bullets and Bogart oozes scumbag badness.  Loved it.

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