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Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Sport | 5 February 1950 (USA)
Joe and Anne go off on their honeymoon while Knobby books him into a charity fight which Lord Cecil tries to wreck.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Henry Blankfort (original screenplay), Ham Fisher (characters)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Errol ... Knobby Walsh / Lord Cecil Poole
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ... Joe Palooka (as Joe Kirkwood)
Robert Coogan ... Humphrey Pennyworth
Pamela Blake ... Anne Howe Palooka
Jerome Cowan ... Belden
Joe Besser ... Carlton
Don McGuire ... Mitchell
Donald MacBride ... Mayor
Curt Bois ... Pierre
Clem Bevans ... Mr. Edwards
Frank Sully ... Looie
Eddie Gribbon ... Canvasback
Meyer Grace Meyer Grace ... Referee
Lillian Bronson ... Prunella Pennyworth - Humphrey's Sister
Sam Balter Sam Balter ... Fight Announcer
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Storyline

Joe Palooka and Anne Howe go to Harrow Hot Springs to spend their honeymoon and shortly after they arrive, Humphrey Pennyworth, good-natured, small-town blacksmith, who has repaired their car, arrives and explains that he always guarantees his work for 30 days and wants to be on hand to ensure the motor works okay. Before long, Joe is matched in a benefit bout with Johnson, but the latter is replaced by Humphrey after being kayoed by him after he insulted Joe. Johnson's manager, Belden, quickly tries to arrange to manage Humphrey, but Joe's manager Knobby Walsh realizes that Humphrey's amazing super strength is a menace to Joe's career, so he poses as English fight manager Lord Cecil Poole and takes over the management of Humphrey. Belden has a couple of his henchmen kidnap Poole/Walsh. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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