is a 1937
prizefighter film starring Edward G. Robinson
, Bette Davis
, and Humphrey Bogart
. The movie was directed by Michael Curtiz
The film was remade in 1962 as an Elvis Presley musical
. The earlier version was re-titled The Battling Bellhop
for television distribution in order to avoid confusion with the Presley remake
. It was also remade, with a different setting, as The Wagons Roll at Night
, also with Bogart in 1941.
Ward Guidenberry (Wayne Morris
) is a sweet and naïve young man. He is working as a bellhop so that he can save enough money to buy a farm. However, during his first night at work, while trying to protect “Fluff” Phillips (Bette Davis), he inadvertently becomes involved in a fight. Soon, he is part of the dangerous world of boxing and is called Kid Galahad.
Nick Donati (Edward G. Robinson) is his tough talking manager. Although he initially views Galahad as a joke, he soon realizes that Galahad has potential. He attempts to use Galahad to retaliate against Turkey Morgan (Humphrey Bogart), a racketeer
who sets up a fixed championship bout.
Complications soon emerge when both “Fluff,” Nick’s girlfriend, and Marie Donati (Jane Bryan), Nick’s sister, fall in love with Galahad. Infuriated, Nick turns against his boxer… leading to a tragic conclusion.