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Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 20 September 1947 (USA)
The third of the Monogram series based on Ham Fisher's "Joe Palooka" comic strip, opens with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol), the manager of Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkkwood), trying to talk his way ... See full summary »

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writers:

Nedrick Young (original screenplay), Ham Fisher (characters)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Errol ... Knobby Walsh
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ... Joe Palooka
Morris Carnovsky ... Howard Abbott
Elyse Knox ... Anne Howe
Billy House ... Sam Wheeler
Trudy Marshall ... Nina
Marc Lawrence ... John Mitchell
Whitford Kane ... Max Steele
Benny Baker ... Looie
Donald MacBride ... Crockett
Danny Morton Danny Morton ... Pusher Moore
Vince Barnett ... Russell
Sarah Padden ... Mom Palooka
Clarence Muse ... Smoky
Chester Clute ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

The third of the Monogram series based on Ham Fisher's "Joe Palooka" comic strip, opens with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol), the manager of Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkkwood), trying to talk his way out of a traffic citation, and the story leading to that point is told in flashback as narrated by Walsh. Heavyweight champion Joe, after knocking out and opponent who later died in his dressing room, feels responisble and threatens to give up boxing. But the dead fighter's fiance (Trudy Marshall), thinks he died as the result of a drug that was given to him by a gang of gamblers, who made a rich haul betting on Palooka. Joe, Knobby and the police unite to run down the gamblers, but not before Joe also is nearly murdered by the same means...a poisoned mouthpiece. Elyse Knox is along as Joe's sweetheart Anne Howe, although Anne and Joe had long been married in the comic strip. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

He's as Good in the Clinches...as he is in the ring! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Guy Palooka See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A print of this short survives in the Library of Congress. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Joe Palooka Story (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Unknown Song
Sung by Trudy Marshall
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