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Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)

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70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.
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Writers
Cy Endfield (screenplay) (as Cyril Endfield) | Albert DePina (screenplay) (as Albert de Pina) | Hal E. Chester (story) | Ham Fisher (comic strip "Joe Palooka")
Cinematographer
Benjamin H. Kline (as Benjamin Kline)
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Updated May 28, 1946

Release date
May 28, 1946 (United States)

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56 cast members
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Leon Errol
Knobby Walsh Knobby Walsh   See fewer
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Joe Kirkwood Jr.
Joe Palooka Joe Palooka   See fewer
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Elyse Knox
Anne Howe Anne Howe   See fewer
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Joe Sawyer
Lefty Lefty   See fewer
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Warren Hymer
Ira Eyler Ira Eyler   See fewer
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Robert Kent
Ronnie Brewster Ronnie Brewster   See fewer
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Sarah Padden
Mom Palooka Mom Palooka   See fewer
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Joe Louis
Joe Louis Joe Louis   See fewer
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Eddie Gribbon
Louie, the Louisiana Lion Louie, the Louisiana Lion   See fewer
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Manuel Ángeles Ortiz
Manuel Ortiz (as Manuel Ortiz) Manuel Ortiz (as Manuel Ortiz)   See fewer
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Henry Armstrong
Henry Armstrong Henry Armstrong   See fewer
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J. Farrell MacDonald
Long-Count Bowman Long-Count Bowman   See fewer
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Jo Ann Marlowe
Rosie Palooka (as Jo Ann Marlow) Rosie Palooka (as Jo Ann Marlow)   See fewer
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Jimmy McLarnin
Jimmy McLarnin Jimmy McLarnin   See fewer
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Roger Daniel
Stevie Palooka Stevie Palooka   See fewer
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Lou Nova
Al Costa Al Costa   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Herman (Pop) Palooka Herman (Pop) Palooka   See fewer
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Ceferino García
Ceferino Garcia Ceferino Garcia   See fewer
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Jack Roper
Waldo, the Wyoming Wildcat Waldo, the Wyoming Wildcat   See fewer
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Dave Willock
Mr. Rodney (as Dave 'Tugwell' Willock) Mr. Rodney (as Dave 'Tugwell' Willock)   See fewer
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Sam Hayes
Radio Announcer Radio Announcer   See fewer
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Philip Van Zandt
Freddie Wells (as Phil Van Zandt) Freddie Wells (as Phil Van Zandt)   See fewer
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Betty Blythe
Mrs. Stafford Mrs. Stafford   See fewer
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John Kelly
Sammy Sammy   See fewer
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Carol Hughes
Mrs. Van Pragg Mrs. Van Pragg   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Fight Commissioner Fight Commissioner   See fewer
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Carole Donne
Mrs. Oberlander Mrs. Oberlander   See fewer
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Johnny Mack Brown
Cowboy in Film (archive footage) Cowboy in Film (archive footage)   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chefe
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeff Corey
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Danning
Punchy (uncredited) Punchy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Patrick Burke, Referee (uncredited) Patrick Burke, Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Glick
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Herman Hack
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Indrisano
Fight Referee (uncredited) Fight Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander Laszlo
Aladar (uncredited) Aladar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl M. Leviness
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat McKee
Franki Altri's Handler (uncredited) Franki Altri's Handler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard M. Mitchell
Costa Fight Announcer (uncredited) Costa Fight Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Timekeeper (uncredited) Timekeeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Reeves
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Richardson
John Hansel - Barber (uncredited) John Hansel - Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dewey Robinson
Police Captain (uncredited) Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Soderling
Mr. Enfield, Druggist (uncredited) Mr. Enfield, Druggist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cap Somers
Costa Second (uncredited) Costa Second (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Tornek
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glen Walters
Tall Ticket Buyer (uncredited) Tall Ticket Buyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Williams
Mr. Polonski (uncredited) Mr. Polonski (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 15 votes