Golden Boy


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Handsome Joe Bonaparte (William Holden) is a fine violin player, but he decides to try boxing instead. His father (Lee J. Cobb) tries to persuade him not to throw away his musical talent, but Joe is determined to make some money. He is helped by promoter Tom Moody (Adolphe Menjou), whose girlfriend, Lorna Moon (Barbara Stanwyck) also encourages the young pugilist. Joe is successful, but he becomes disillusioned with the fight game when a tragedy in the ring leads to darker times.

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Cast and crew

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Screenwriter: Daniel Taradash, Lewis Meltzer, Sarah Y Mason, Victor Heerman
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
William Holden
Adolphe Menjou
Lee J Cobb
Joseph Calleia
Sam Levene
Edward Brophy
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