The Kid from Kokomo (1939)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - May 23, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Banking on the popularity of the Warner Bros.' boxing saga Kid Galahad (37), the studio rushed into production with another, similarly titled prizefight picture. In Kid from Kokomo, Wayne Morris once more plays a small-town rube who's good with his fists. The "kid" becomes convinced that a drunken harridan (May Robson) is his mother, and invites her to move in with him. Since the old lady is a kleptomaniac, it doesn't take long for the law to breathe down Morris' neck. Pat O'Brien hangs around as Morris' manager, while Joan Blondell and Jane Wyman supply the feminine interest.

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boxing, manager, mother, kleptomania, scheme, heavyweight, impersonation, alcoholism