Kid Galahadelicious

How come no one told me that Elvis and Charles Bronson starred in a movie together? How could I have been unaware of this factoid? The movie was Kid Galahad. Elvis plays a boxer and Charles Bronson portrays a vigilante, bareknuckle street fighter errrrr, I mean trainer. I only caught the end but I gotta see this movie now! Although I do fear for my own safety, I mean I honestly could just combust watching my two favorite actors on screen together!
Elvis and Bronson

Cincinatti Kid is starting up now. I wish Steve McQueen had left us with more movies in his lifetime of achievement DVD boxset. I loved Bullitt and The Thomas Crowne Affair. The problem is no other movies of his seem to have a similar quality to these two movies. If I am wrong, please tell me. It’s a shame movies nowadays suck because I really could see this new James Bond, Danny Craig following in Steve McQueen’s footsteps. He would be just great as a grizzled San Francisco police detective who drives a green mustang, determined to find the underworld kingpin who shot his witness.

6 thoughts on “Kid Galahadelicious

  1. Donna Post author

    Navy engineer Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) finds himself surrounded by conflict when, during the Chinese revolution of the 1920s, he’s assigned to an American gunboat in the Yangtze River. His cynical and antagonistic personality has ensured his status as a loner, blah blah blah..

    See my problem with this movie is that I totally shut down when I read things like Navy Engineer or Chinese revolution or American gunboat or cynical and antagonistic personality. These are not the makings of a terrific movie for me. I prefer: megarich, bored playboy or perfect crime or seduced by her quarry’s charms or cat-and-mouse game.

  2. B. Davis

    Movie was made before MTV
    signed on the air.

    This should definitely not be part of anyone’s Short Attention Span theatre collection. (Its historical accuracy is questionable, too, but we’re
    talking Hollywood here, not
    Masterpiece Theatre).

    1966 Academy Award Nominations:
    Sand Pebbles – best picture
    Best Actor – Steve McQueen
    (his ONLY best actor nomination)
    Best Supporting Actor – Mako
    Cinematography – Joseph MacDonald
    Original Music Score – Jerry Goldsmith

    But Adrian Brody won Best Actor for The Pianist a few
    years ago, so that tells
    you something about the Academy Awards credibility…

  3. Donna Post author

    I don’t mind long movies — and when I say long I mean meandering and slow. 🙂

    Is Adrian Brody not considered a good actor? I saw him in two movies and I thought he did a pretty good in both, in one he portrayed a ventriloquist and the other was The Darjeeling Limited. Besides, I like his big nose– but I have a thing for big noses, especially humongous nostrils.

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