Joe Palooka In The Big Fight

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime, Sports

This better-than-average "Joe Palooka" film finds our hero (again played by Joe Kirkwood, Jr.) tangled up with gangsters who frame him on a drunk charge and then a murder rap, forcing Joe to undertake his own investigation to prove his innocence. Making the most of realistic dialog, director Cyril Endfield moves the film along at a nice pace while holding...read more

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This better-than-average "Joe Palooka" film finds our hero (again played by Joe Kirkwood, Jr.) tangled up with gangsters who frame him on a drunk charge and then a murder rap, forcing Joe to undertake his own investigation to prove his innocence. 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.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This better-than-average "Joe Palooka" film finds our hero (again played by Joe Kirkwood, Jr.) tangled up with gangsters who frame him on a drunk charge and then a murder rap, forcing Joe to undertake his own investigation to prove his innocence. Making th… (more)

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