Joe Palooka in Winner Take All


1h 4m 1948

Film Details

Also Known As
A Joe Named Palooka, Winner Take All
Release Date
Sep 19, 1948
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 17 Sep 1948
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip "Joe Palooka" created by Ham Fisher, distributed by McNaught Syndicate (1928--1984).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 4m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

Joe Palooka, champion prizefighter, is scheduled for a benefit match when his manager, Knobby Walsh, abruptly withdraws him from the fight. Knobby has received a letter from Greg Tanner and his girl Millie, threatening Anne Howe, Joe's sweetheart, in an attempt to lower the odds on Joe's next title fight. To maintain Joe's champion reputation, Knobby takes him on a cross-country boxing tour accompanied by Tommy Malone, the younger brother of Joe's war buddy, George. Although Tanner and his gang set up a sure win competitor for Joe on tour, the champ triumphs, causing a furious Tanner to lose his bets. For Tommy's birthday, Joe and Anne plan a surprise party to coincide with George's homecoming from overseas. George's plane turns up missing, however, delaying Joe and Anne, who miss Tommy's party altogether. Angered over their unexplained absence, Tommy takes up with Tanner and agrees to be part of a phony kidnapping scheme to shake up Joe in his next bout. Later Tommy discovers George is safe and realizes that his brother's return was Joe and Anne's surprise. Tommy flees from Tanner and shows up at the arena in time for Joe's next fight, and his arrival spurs the champ on to victory.

Film Details

Also Known As
A Joe Named Palooka, Winner Take All
Release Date
Sep 19, 1948
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 17 Sep 1948
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip "Joe Palooka" created by Ham Fisher, distributed by McNaught Syndicate (1928--1984).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 4m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Notes

The working title for this film was A Joe Named Palooka. Some contemporary reviews list the title as Winner Take All. For additional information on the "Joe Palooka" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry above for Joe Palooka, Champ.