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Sunday Punch (1942)

The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially ... See full summary »

Director:

David Miller

Writers:

Fay Kanin (screenplay), Fay Kanin (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ... Ken Burke
Jean Rogers ... Judy Galestrum
Dan Dailey ... Olaf 'Ole' Jensen (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Guy Kibbee ... 'Pops' Muller
J. Carrol Naish ... Matt Bassler
Connie Gilchrist ... Ma Galestrum
Sam Levene ... Roscoe
Leo Gorcey ... 'Biff'
Rags Ragland ... 'Killer' Connolly
Johnny Mitchell ... 'Baby' Fitzroy (as Douglass Newland)
Anthony Caruso ... Nat Cucci
Tito Renaldo Tito Renaldo ... Jose Morales
Michael Browne Michael Browne ... Al
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Earle ... Clerk (scenes deleted)
George Offerman Jr. ... Elevator Boy (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially interested is ex-college boy Ken Burke who is trying to quickly make it to the top, and young brawny Swedish janitor Olaf Jensen who believes Judy will fall for him if he becomes a champion boxer. The rivalry between the two friends leads them to an inevitable meeting in the ring. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belezas Entre Feras See more »

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Budget:

$305,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film did poorly at the box office, resulting in a loss of $79,000 ($1.18M in 2017) for MGM according to studio records. See more »

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Never Gels
7 March 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The photography in this movie is beautiful. That is the first thing you notice. Paul Vogel lights this in high contrast shadows, so much so that you think you're looking at a film noir as shot by Hurrell. The actors are all deep in character: even Guy Kibbee is restrained and excellent. But there are so many odd decisions here -- Dan Dailey equipped with a fake Norwegian accent, William Lundigan, as stiff as a washboard, Jean Rogers predatory *and* whiny, plus Rags Ragland and Leo Gorcey as comedy relief -- that is to say intended comic relief.

The issue is that this is an effort to do STAGE DOOR at a boxing gym, and someone -- probably the producer -- insisted on adding gloss to every shot. And whoever did the final screenplay seems to have been working from a novel from which he hated to cut any character.

Director Millar had a long and spottily distinguished career. His last effort was a TV Movie titled GOLDIE AND THE BOXER GO TO Hollywood in 1981. Sounds a lot like this one.


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