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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.more
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


Jimmy Durante
as Knobby Walsh/Junior
Stuart Erwin
as Joe Palooka
Marjorie Rambeau
as Mayme Palooka
Lupe Velez
as Nina Madero
Robert Armstrong
as Pete Palooka
William Cagney
as Al McSwatt
Tom Dugan
as Whitey
Gordon De Main
as Photographers' Offic...
Al Hill
as Dynamite Wilson
Gordon DeMain
as Photographers' Offic...
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Audience Reviews for Palooka

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

Super Reviewer

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