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A working title for the film was A Guy Named Palooka, and the Monogram Production Sheet for this film refers to it as That Guy Palooka. A May 2, 1947 Hollywood Reporter Production Chart lists Will Jackson as the director of this film, but he is not credited in other sources and the extent of his participation in the production has not been determined. Joe Palooka in the Knockout was the third of eleven Monogram films based on the "Joe Palooka" comic strip. For additional information on the series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry Joe Palooka, Champ (above).