The makers of KID GALAHAD adapted the 1937 original starring Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart, added several songs for Elvis Presley to sing, and came in with a running length six minutes shorter than that of the first film. Obviously, the story--which had already been recirculated,
with a circus background, in THE WAGONS ROLL AT NIGHT--was truncated, but this remains a passable remake. Ex-GI Walter Gulick (Presley) is a sparring partner at a training camp operated by Willy Grogan (Gig Young) and Dolly Fletcher (Lola Albright). Willy detects talent in Walter and convinces him
to turn pro--over the objections of Dolly, who dubs Walter "Kid Galahad" after he sa...