Scene from the movie with Gig Young as Willy Grogan and Robert Emhardt as Maynard.
The original 1937 movie version of "KID GALAHAD" starred Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart. In 1941, "KID GALAHAD" was remade with Bogart again using a circus setting and was renamed "THE WAGONS ROLL AT NIGHT." The 1962 version starring Elvis Presley was turned into a musical using the original name, "KID GALAHAD."
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Walter Gulick returning to Cream Valley, New York after his Army discharge.
"KID GALAHAD" was filmed at the Hidden Lodge in Idyllwild, California. When a fierce storm blew in, it forced the crew to move filming to Hollywood.
United Artists released the film in the United States on Wednesday, August 29, 1962. It reached #9 on Variety's list of top-grossing films for that week. It was ranked #37 for the year and grossed $1,750,000 in the United States.
Elvis Presley as Walter Gulick
Liam Redmond as Father Higgins
Robert Emhardt as Maynard
Judson Pratt as Howard Zimmerman
Roy Roberts as Jerry Bathgate
Edward Asner as Frank Gerson
Charles Bronson as Lew Nyack
Joan Blackman as Rose Grogan
Lola Albright as Dolly Fletcher
Gig Young as Willy Grogan
Ned Glass as Max Lieberman
John Gonsalves as Walter Gulick's stunt double
Elvis astride a police motorcycle during the filming of "KID GALAHAD."
Elvis was tutored in the art of pugilism by former world junior welterweight champion Mushy Callahan, who appeared in the film as well. Reigning welterweight champion Orlando De La Fuente also appeared as Ramon "Sugar Boy" Romero.
John Gonsalves, the professional light-weight boxer played the boxing stunt double for Elvis Presley.
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Recently discharged ex-G.I. Walter Gulick (played by Elvis Presley) returns to the quiet little town of his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. Broke from gambling away his Army separation pay, he searches out Willy Grogan (played by Gig Young), in desperation for a mechanic’s job.
Grogan, along with being a small-time boxing promoter, also owns the Grogan Gaelic Inn and has a gambling addiction which has put him in debt to mobsters. When Grogan learns of Walter’s expertise in the ring, he dupes Walter into becoming a boxer. Things heat up when the mob tries to muscle in on the betting action by trying to force Walter to "take a dive" in his final fight.