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Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance

Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance(1950)

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Brief Synopsis

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."

Cast & Crew

Jean Yarbrough Director
Leon Errol Knobby [Walsh]
Joe Kirkwood Jr. Joe [Palooka]
Gil Lamb Martin
Tom Neal Gordon Rogers
Lois Collier Anne Howe Palooka
Jack Kirkwood Mayor Juniper Phiffeny
Andrew Tombes Sheriff Grogan
Robert Coogan Humphrey Pennyworth
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 16 May 1950
Release Date:  1950 Production Date:  Comm--Saturday Showcase; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Monogram Distributing Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Monogram Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  60 or 62 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  5,618    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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