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Palooka

Palooka(1934)

Also Known As: Joe Palooka |

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Brief Synopsis

Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.

Cast & Crew

Jimmy Durante Knobby Walsh
Lupe Velez Nina Madero
Stuart Erwin Joe Palooka
Marjorie Rambeau Mayme Palooka
Robert Armstrong Pete Palooka
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1934 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording) Production Co:  Reliance Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  80, 83 or 86 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  9    

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