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Stanwyck sparkles as Lorna Moon, a gruff gal running around with the married Tom Moody (Menjou), a boxing promoter looking for the Next Big Thing. In walks the dreamy young Joe Bonaparte (Holden), part violin prodigy, part boxing phenom--though he doesn't look the pugilist part at first. "He's got curls, too!" sneers the scornful Moody. But Joe makes a believer out of him--and of the slinky Lorna. When fists start flying, so do the sparks. Some of the dialogue is dated (not to mention the young wife who likes being smacked around), but the snapshot of the era is spot-on, and Stanwyck, as always, steers the film to a higher ground.
Extras include a Ford Theatre TV episode, "Sudden Silence" from the mid-'50s; a cartoon, "The Kangaroo Kid"; a crazy comedy short called "Pleased to Mitt You" starring Stooge Shemp Howard (!); and other great vintage tidbits. Get ready to go 15 rounds with Golden Boy. --A.T. Hurley
Well done drama of a sensitive young violinist who turns to boxing to make money and try to climb out of a life of poverty. This was the first starring vehicle for William Holden. Read morePublished 12 months ago by dhart
Wonderful movie with Stanwyck and William Holden. He becomes a prize fighter, but realizes that boxing is ruining his hands so that he won't be able to play his violin. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Barbara Bryant
Only because it didn't play! I'm familiar with this movie and really wanted to see it. And to make matters worse... I tossed the receipt. Read morePublished 23 months ago by CARL SCHULTZ