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Kid Galahad (1962)




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This musical boxing drama finds Walter (Elvis Presley) as a recently discharged soldier looking forwork in New York's Catskill Mountains. He happens across Grogan's Gym, a boxing emporium that helps perfect the "gentle art." Proprioter Willie Grogan (Gig Young) and trainer Lew (Charles Bronson) run the camp for aspiring pugilists. Walter saves Grogan's long suffering girlfriend Rose (Joan Blackman) from an assault by a gangster when he knocks out the goon. He earns the nickname "Kid Galahad" and a chance to show off his talents in the boxing ring. While Walter trains for the big fight, Lew is approached by unsavory gamblers, who want Lew to be lax in repairing any cuts Walter sustains in the ring for a slice of the economic pie. Lew refuses and has his hands broken by the gambling goons. Although Walter knows the fix is on, he battles his way to victory against overwhelming odds and an intimidating opponent. Walter exacts revenge on the men who broke Lew's hands, which may be the first and only time in cinematic history that Charles Bronson needs any outside help. Presley delivers seven songs, the most memorable being "I Got Lucky." United Artists got lucky with the release of Kid Galahad, which drew legions of loyal Presley fans at the box office.

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Elvis Presley
as Walter Gulick
Gig Young
as Willy Grogan
Lola Albright
as Dolly Fletcher
Charles Bronson
as Lew Nyack
Joan Blackman
as Rose Grogan
Ned Glass
as Lieberman
Michael Dante
as Joie Shakes
Judson Pratt
as Zimmerman
David Lewis
as Otto Danzig
Jeff Morris
as Ralphie
Liam Redmond
as Father Higgins
Edward Asner
as Asst. Dist. Atty. Frank Gerson (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle
as Romero's Manager (uncredited)
Ralph Moody
as Peter J. Prohosko
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Critic Reviews for Kid Galahad

All Critics (6)

Presley could effortlessly carry this picture himself, but that's actually not required thanks to the efforts of an excellent supporting cast.

October 30, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Elvis wanted to spread his wings, and he clearly had the chops. Unfortunately, the films just wouldn't let him.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Kid Galahad is a real mixed bag, with some half-baked ideas and some unwanted detours.

June 24, 2010 | Full Review…

So typical Elvis musical with so-so songs.

March 2, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Kid Galahad


Formulaic and completely predictable. Would have been nice to see Elvis get a substantial role in a substantial film once in a while. What a waste.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

As long as you realize that Elvis movies are just a vehicle to put his singing butt on TV, you can enjoy the movie no matter how corny the story is.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer


One of his better movies.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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