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Joe Palooka
Joe Palooka
Actor: Jimmy Durante; Lupe Velez
Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Genres: Comedy, Drama
NR     2004     1hr 26min

     
     
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Actor: Jimmy Durante; Lupe Velez
Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Miracle Pictures
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Worth Seeing Only For Lupe Velez
Craig Connell | Lockport, NY USA | 04/06/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I got a kick out of this film for the first half of it, but it got so stupid with the main characters that I had a hard time finishing it. However, it was still worth a look to see Lupe Velez.

I had read what a strange character Velez was in real life, and that she was sexy woman, so at least I have now seen her. She was a very pretty lady and not shy, either. This film just made it under the wire before the Hays Code came along, so Lupe showed us about all of her [...]. If this film had been made a year later, she would have been forced to cover up.

Stu Erwin plays the boxer "Joe Palooka." He plays a really inept fighter and stupid guy in general who is endearing for awhile but wears thin. The same goes for Jimmy Durante's role of fight manager "Knobby Walsh."

Anyway, this is typical early '30s material which means very corny and dated in the humor and romance department, sometimes hilarious and a bit racy."