Kid Galahad (1937)

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  • The Battling Bellhop Working


Two racketeers stop at nothing in winning fights; Nick Donati takes up a bellboy when he knocks out boxing champion Chuck McGraw in a tussle at the hotel and sends him off to be trained, calling him "Kid Galahad". He falls in love with Nick's sister Marie, and also has Fluff, Nick's girl making a play for him. In revenge Nick arranges a fight with McGraw before Nick is really ready and he and gangster Morgan, who manages McGraw, make a betting deal together on the basis that "Kid" will lose the fight. However, in spite of a punishing boxing match, the "Kid" wins and Morgan confronts Nick over being double-crossed. The two shoot it out and both end up being shot and killed.

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