Joe Palooka is a mild mannered boxer who is in love with Anne and goes about life in a gentle way. This syndicated series was based on a narrative first popular as a comic book, then a radio show.

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Ham Fisher

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ...  Joe Palooka 26 episodes, 1954-1955
Cathy Downs ...  Ann Howe 26 episodes, 1954-1955
Maxie Rosenbloom ...  Clyde / ... 26 episodes, 1954-1955
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ...  Knobby Walsh 21 episodes, 1954-1955
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Joe Palooka is a mild mannered boxer who is in love with Anne and goes about life in a gentle way. This syndicated series was based on a narrative first popular as a comic book, then a radio show.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1954 (USA) See more »

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Joe Palooka See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Follows Joe Palooka in Winner Take All (1948) See more »

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