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Humphrey Takes a Chance

Humphrey Takes a Chance

Leon Errol
Director: Jean Yarbrough Cast: Leon Errol
Leon Errol
, Joe Kirkwood Jr.
Joe Kirkwood Jr.
, Lois Collier
Lois Collier
Jean Yarbrough


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This "Joe Palooka" entry concentrates on Joe's porcine pal Humphrey Pennyworth (played by Robert Coogan, the brother of former child star Jackie Coogan). When soft-hearted pugilist Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) arrives for a bout in Humphrey's home town, everyone gets sucked into a crooked scheme concocted by duplicitous town mayor Phiffeney (Jack Kirkwood). Nothing is meant to be taken seriously in this one, as indicated by the film's climax, which degenerates into an old-fashioned pie fight. As usual, top billing in Humphrey Takes a Chance is bestowed upon Leon Errol as Joe Palooka's dyspeptic manager Knobby Walsh. Joe's girlfriend Anne Howe is played by Lois Collier, the latest in a long line of actresses to essay this role. Also released as Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance, the film was inspired by the "Joe Palooka" comic strip by Ham Fisher.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2016
UPC: 0660845447998
Original Release: 1950
Source: Grapevine Video
Time: 1:02:00
Sales rank: 66,444

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leon Errol Knobby
Joe Kirkwood Joe Palooka
Lois Collier Anne Howe
Robert Coogan Humphrey Pennyworth
Jack Kirkwood Phiffeney
Andrew Tombes Sheriff Grogan
Stanley Prager Ward
Tim Ryan Bentley
Almira Sessions Mrs. Hardwig
Joel Friedkin Hootleman
Tom Neal Gordon Rogers
Gil Lamb Martin
Chester Conklin Prentice
Hank Mann Hiram
Clarence Hennecke Zeke
Chester Clute Upperbottom
Victoria Horne Miss Tucker
Frank Sully Looie
Eddie Gribbon Canvas
Jim Drum 2nd Heavy
Iris Adrian Miss Tuttle

Technical Credits
Jean Yarbrough Director
Henry Blankfort Screenwriter
Raymond Boltz Set Decoration/Design
Hal E. Chester Producer
Edward Kay Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Otho Lovering Editor
Dave Milton Art Director
William Sickner Cinematographer

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