Palooka (1934)


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Based on the popular comic strip by Ham Fisher, this fast-paced and funny boxing outing follows the exploits of a boxing manager and the up-and-coming fighter he mentors to. The film is also known as Joe Palooka.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ham Fisher, Jack Jevne, Arthur Kober, Gertrude Purcell, Murray Roth
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 2, 2005
Live Home Video


as Knobby Walsh/Junior

as Joe Palooka

as Mayme Palooka

as Nina Madero

as Pete Palooka

as Al McSwatt

as Trixie

as Whitey

as Crystal

as Photographers' Offic...

as Dynamite Wilson

as Photographers' Offic...
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It's a fish out of water tale as a simple country boy tries out life in the big city by becoming a prize fighter. Light dialogue moves this baby right along (except for that Jimmy Durante begins to irritate after a bit ... and that's a lot cause it's basically his movie!) and the characterizations seem as fresh as today.
Durante performs his standard for which he was well known, "Ink-A-Dink-A-Doo" song as well.
Not bad at all.

Kevin M. Williams

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