Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance Original Press Photo Lobby Card. Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance is based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. The film is directed by Jean Yarbrough and stars Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Robert Coogan, Lois Collier, Gil Lamb, Tom Neal, Jack Kirkwood, Mary Margaret Robinson, Andrew Tombes, Iris Adrian, Chester Conklin and Hank Mann. Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance was released by Monogram Pictures.
Joe Palooka was an American comic strip about a heavyweight boxing champion, a good-natured prize fighter who didn’t like to fight; a defender of little guys; a gentle knight.