Joe Palooka in the Big Fight
|Joe Palooka in the Big Fight|
|Directed by||Cy Endfield|
|Produced by||Hal E. Chester|
|Screenplay by||Stanley Prager|
Joe Kirkwood Jr
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Edited by||Otho Lovering
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
Joe is framed by gamblers who hope to fix the outcome of an upcoming boxing match. When Joe manages to clear his name, the gamblers frame the scrupulously honest boxer with murder. On the run from the law, Joe is forced to turn gumshoe and solve the murder himself—and he'd better hurry if he's going to get to the Big Fight on time.
- Knobby - Leon Errol
- Joe Palooka - Joe Kirkwood, Jr.
- Tom Conway - David Bruce
- Maxine Harlan - Lina Romay
- Louie - George O'Hanlon
- Anne Howe - Virginia Welles
- Grady - Greg McClure
- Dr. Benson - Taylor Holmes
- Mike - Ian Macdonald
- Talmadge - Lou Lubin
- Pee Wee - Bert Conway
- Lt. Muldoon - Lyle Talbot
- Fight Secretary - Benny Baker
- Canvas - Eddie Gribbon
- Scranton - Jack Roper
- Wardrobe Woman - Frances Osborne
- Commissioner L.R. Harris - Harry Hayden
- Detective Williams - Frank Fenton
- Contest Announcer - George Fisher
- Frank T. Macy, Fight Manager - Ned Glass
- Fight Promoter - Dick Elliott
- First Referee - John Indrisano
- Romero's Manager - Harry Tyler
- Mr. Howe - Paul Maxey
- Detective Burns - Dewey Robinson
TV Guide noted a "better-than-average "Joe Palooka" film...Making the most of realistic dialog, director Cyril Endfield moves the film along at a nice pace while holding together a number of plot lines. Surprisingly, there isn't much boxing footage in this one.
- Joe Palooka in the Big Fight at TCMDB
- "Joe Palooka in the Big Fight | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Joe Palooka In The Big Fight Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
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