Palooka (1934)

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Knobby discovers young hunk Palooka and trains him to fight the reigning champ, also drunken sot, Al McSwatt.


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  • Lupe Velez in Palooka (1934)
  • Stuart Erwin in Palooka (1934)
  • Jimmy Durante in Palooka (1934)
  • Thelma Todd in Palooka (1934)
  • Jimmy Durante and Stuart Erwin in Palooka (1934)

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9 July 2018 | frankd-64766
10
| Non stop laughter
I found this gem in the bargain bin but it is a must see for anyone interested in classic movies. I am a huge Jimmy Durante fan and he was terrific, but I thought Lupe Valez stole the show. She was an incredible comedic actress who died much too young. She lead a tragic life but you would never know it by her performance here. Jimmy Durante was just non stop in your face comedy. He was a great entertainer with heart and intensity. Also, William Cagney did a wonderful job as Al McSwatt and Marjorie Rambeau was unforgettable as Mayme Palooka. This had me laughing from start to finish and the ending was the biggest laugh of all.

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Genres

Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

26 January 1934

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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