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The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2 January 1947 (USA)
"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young ... See full summary »

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John Waters

Writers:

William R. Lipman (original screenplay), Grant Garett (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wallace Beery ... Roy 'Slag' McGurk
Dean Stockwell ... Nipper
Edward Arnold ... Mike Glenson
Aline MacMahon ... Mamie Steeple
Cameron Mitchell ... Johnny Burden
Dorothy Patrick ... Caroline Glenson
Aubrey Mather ... Milbane
Morris Ankrum ... Fowles
Clinton Sundberg ... Flexter
Charles Judels ... First Brewer
Torben Meyer ... Second Brewer
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Storyline

"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young orphaned lad and agrees to help him find a relative, his life takes on a whole new meaning. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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...and the Boy Star of "THE GREEN YEARS" in a heart-stirring entertainment (original three-sheet poster) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'invincibile Mc Gurk See more »

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Budget:

$896,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to the date on the telegram from Milbane, this story takes place in 1900. See more »

Quotes

Milbane: Mr. McGurk, you have done me and my late sister a great favor and for that reason, I'm asking you to accept with my gratitude ten thousand...
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Ten thousand!
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Ten thousand Utopia Mining Limited of East Africa.
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Utopia Mining Limited of East Africa what?
Milbane: Shares. Shares, my dear McGurk. At the market value today that I guarantee will soar to a dollar a share in two weeks time.
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Oh, I, uh, got to wait two weeks, have I?
Milbane: That's all and they're yours Mr. McGurk for one thousand dollars.
Roy 'Slag' McGurk: Oh, you mean, I ...
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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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Over ripe
4 March 2019 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

If you're a big fan of Wallace Beery, as I am, you'll be disappointed with this rehash of the common theme that Beery is rough on the outside but sweet inside. Beery's best days were in the 30s, and by 1947 he is far too old to be playing the "Champ" or even the ex-Champ. Do yourself a favor and give this one a miss. Go back and see "The Champ" again. Among my favorite Beery films - "Dinner at 8", "Big House", "Treasure Island".. and for a hoot, "Viva Villa"


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