Joe Palooka in the Big Fight

Joe Palooka in the Big Fight is a 1949 comedy film directed by Cy Endfield,[1] based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher.[2] It is an entry in Monogram's low-budget, high-grossing Joe Palooka series.[3]

Joe Palooka in the Big Fight
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Directed byCy Endfield
Screenplay byStanley Prager
Produced byHal E. Chester
StarringLeon Errol
Joe Kirkwood Jr
CinematographyMack Stengler
Edited byOtho Lovering
Fred Maguire
Music byEdward J. Kay
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
Running time
66 mins


Joe is framed by gamblers who hope to fix the outcome of an upcoming boxing match. When Joe manages to clear his name, the gamblers frame the scrupulously honest boxer with murder. On the run from the law, Joe is forced to turn gumshoe and solve the murder himself—and he'd better hurry if he's going to get to the Big Fight on time.[3]


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide noted a "better-than-average "Joe Palooka" film...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.[4]


  1. ^ Joe Palooka in the Big Fight at TCMDB
  2. ^ "Joe Palooka in the Big Fight | BFI | BFI". Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  3. ^ a b "Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  4. ^ "Joe Palooka In The Big Fight Review". Retrieved 2014-05-21.

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