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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Cast (feature film)
Joe and Anne Palooka, along with Joe's trainer Knobby, are vacationing when they a kidnapped by The Professor and his gang. The Professor plans to make Joe throw a fight (and shows up at the fight dressed as Anne's aunt).
Joe is witness to a mob killing. Two of the killers are after him. He is drugged before the big fight which is watched on TV by his manager Knobby and the thugs who are holding Knobby hostage.
The Square Deal Boxing Corporation (crooked as a snake's hind leg), through Gordon Rogers (Tom Neal), tries to make a deal with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) whereby it will own thirty percent of the contract with Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) Knobby refuses, saying even in West Wokkington Falls he could stage a record bout. He only mentions the town because that is where he is going with Joe and his wife, Anne Howe Palooka (Lois Collier), to visit their friend Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan). Rogers assumes Walsh is going to stage a bout between Palooka and Pennyworth and hastens to block it. Rogers tricks Pennyworth into signing with him for a bout and then arranges for the crooked town mayor, Phiffeny (Jack Kirkwood), and his cousins who run the town to erect a fight stadium. Knobby tells Humphrey that the only way to get out of his contract is a recall election replacing the present town officials with honest ones. Humphrey, the most-liked citizen agrees to run for mayor. At a campaign picnic, a child actress hired by Rogers rushes up to the unmarried candidate, crying "Daddy."
Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr). and Anne Howe (Pamela Blake) go to Harrow Hot Springs to spend their honeymoon and shortly after they arrive, Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan), good-natured, small-town blacksmith, who has repaired their car, arrives and explains that he always guarantees his work for 30 days and wants to be on hand to ensure the motor works okay. Before long, Joe is matched in a benefit bout with Johnson, but the latter is replaced by Humphrey after being kayoed by him after he insulted Joe. Johnson's manager, Belden (Jerome Cowan), quickly tries to arrange to manage Humphrey, but Joe's manager Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) realizes that Humphrey's amazing super strength is a menace to Joe's career, so he poses as English fight manager Lord Cecil Poole and takes over the management of Humphrey. Belden has a couple of his henchmen kidnap Poole/Walsh.
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.
Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing him to fix fights. Joe decides to risk his eyesight to save Knobby's honor.
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.
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