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Insiders Artifact: 1962 Poster for "Kid Galahad"

August 30, 2012

This week's artifact is the poster from Elvis' tenth film, "Kid Galahad," which opened nationwide 50 years ago on August 29, 1962. The musical film starred Elvis as a boxer and ranked #37 for the year. To prepare for his role, Elvis trained with former junior welterweight champion Mushy Callahan. Some critics regard this as one of Elvis' best acting roles. The supporting cast included Gig Young, Lola Albright and Charles Bronson. The film was a remake of the 1937 original directed by Michael Curtiz who also directed Presley's 1958 film "King Creole." Fans can view the original movie trailer on Elvis.com or purchase the Follow That Dreams release of the "Kid Galahad" soundtrack at ShopElvis.com.

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