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Joe Palooka in The Counterpunch (1949)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 14 August 1949 (USA)
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writers:

Henry Blankfort (screenplay), Cy Endfield (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Errol ... Knobby Walsh
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ... Joe Palooka
Elyse Knox ... Anne Howe
Marcel Journet Marcel Journet ... Anton Kindel
Sheila Ryan ... Myra Madison
Harry Lewis ... Chick Bennett
Frank Sully ... Looie
Ian Wolfe ... Prof. Lilliquist
Sam Hayes Sam Hayes ... Fight Announcer
Walter Sande ... Austin
Douglass Dumbrille ... Capt. Lance
Douglas Fowley ... Thurston
Eddie Gribbon ... Canvasback
Sonny Chorre Sonny Chorre ... Angelo Cardona (as Suni Chorre)
Ralph Graves ... Dr. Colman
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Storyline

Joe Palooka kayos Cardona, but the latter protests that he can beat the champ in his own country - South America. Cardona's manager, Anton Kindel, persuades Palooka's manager, Knobby Walsh, to agree to a return bout in South America in the summer, but Knobby doesn't realize that the South American summer is only four weeks away. When Anne Howe can't accompany boyfriend Palooka on the S.S. Valora, she secretly becomes a reporter assigned to report on his training aboard ship. Myra Madison and Chick Bennett plot to get $20 counterfeit plates to South America, but the plates are stolen from her hotel room. Other ship passengers are Austin, an investigator posing as a writer, and Professor Lilliquist, on his way to the Museum Nacional. Ship Captain Lance announces that, following a knifing, Austin is dead. He was only wounded and asks Joe and Knobby to help him get the counterfeiters. The Professor asks Joe to deliver an ancient Inca statue to the museum, and during the night the statue ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

SULTRY TEMPTRESS...SMUGGLER GANG...BOTH GUNNING FOR JOE PALOOKA - South of the border excitement...with the fighting favorite of the cartoon strips! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return Bout 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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