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The Mighty McGurk (1946)

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It's The Champ all over again, with Wallace Beery as a down-and-out prizefighter and Dean Stockwell as the small boy whom he adopts. Mighty McGurk also borrows from Beery's earlier The Bowery (33) by placing its story in that New York neighborhood in 1900. The final echo from Wally Beery's movie past is Aline McMahon, who costarred with Beery in Ah, Wilderness (35). The plot of Mighty McGurk involves Beery's rescuing of the orphaned Stockwell, an English lad, from the clutches of his evil guardian Edward Arnold. The boy in turn inspires Beery to return to the boxing ring after several years of boozy grub work as a Bowery waiter.

Cast

Wallace Beery
as Roy 'Slag' McGurk
Edward Arnold
as Mike Glenson
Aline MacMahon
as Mamie Steeple
Cameron Mitchell
as Johnny Burden
Dorothy Patrick
as Caroline Glenson
Charles Judels
as First Brewer
Torben Meyer
as Second Brewer
Stuart Holmes
as Sightseer
Tom Kennedy
as Man at Punching Machine
Joe Yule
as Irish Immigrant
Skeets Noyes
as Panhandler
Lew Smith
as Agent
Harry Tyler
as Shopkeeper
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