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The Miracle Kid

USA 1941
produced by
John T. Coyle for PRC
directed by William Beaudine
starring Tom Neal, Carol Hughes, Betty Blythe, Ben Taggart, Alex Callam, Thornton Edwards, Joe Gray, Paul Bryar, Patg Gleason, Billy McGowan, John ince, Gene O'Donnell, Warren Jackson, Larry McGrath, Sam Lufkin, Minta Durfee, Gertrude Messinger, Adele Smith, Frank Otto
idea by Henry Sucher, screenplay by Henry Sucher, Gerald Drayson Adams, John T. Coyle, music by Clarence Wheeler

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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PR-man Al Bolger (Alex Calam) is walking on thin ice, as he represents two divorcees, phony health guru Gibbs (Ben Taggart) and phony psychic Madame Gloria (Betty Blythe) at the same time, and to complicate things even more, he hires Gloria's secretary Pat (Carol Hughes) as a model for Gibbs' cross-country tour and the head of Gibbs' gym, Jimmy (Tom Neal) - incidently Pat's boyfriend -, as a boxer in Gloria's employ, as he is said to use some hex to defeat his opponents ... without Jimmys knowledge though, his fights are actually staged.

Jimmy and Pat's relationship breaks up when he decides to go into boxing, but they still seem to secretly care for each other, and when Pat finds out all of Jimmy's fights are rigged, she tries to blackmail his opponent (Joe Gray) into actually winning the fight - which after much to and fro and quite a bit of deceipt he actually does ... which finally returns Jimmy to Pat, and divorcees Gibbs and Madame Gloria also reunite if primarily to beat up their new common enemy Bolger ...


As both PRC-comedies and William Beaudine-movies go, The Miracle Kid is pretty good. Sure, it's cheaply made, on limited sets, and some of the actors could have been better, but the sript is unexpectedly witty and despite being ridiculously convoluted and far-fetched, the whole thing moves along at a swift pace and is at times really funny. No classic maybe, but definitely worth a look at least.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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