Joe Riley is a boxing referee whose life-code is the same as the sporting rules of the prizefight ring. Two Golden Glove (a tournament for amateur prizefighters) contestants Nick Martel, a ... See full summary »
Joe Riley is a boxing referee whose life-code is the same as the sporting rules of the prizefight ring. Two Golden Glove (a tournament for amateur prizefighters) contestants Nick Martel, a tough, pugnacious kid from Chicago who has had to fight for everything he has in life, and Bob Gilmore, from the other side of life's tracks, are also competing for the affections of Riley's daughter, Patty. Written by
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By no means a great movie, this feature-length promotion film for the Golden Gloves nevertheless has one riveting feature: the performance of Dewey Martin. It's his first film as a star, and he makes the most of it, playing an exceptionally aggressive street kid. Contrasted with his performance in "The Thing," in which he is exceptionally nice, it is clear that the kid could act. For those who find him sexually attractive (and there are many), this film offers glimpses of a nicely-put-together physique (in boxer shorts, of course) as well as that adorable face. In other words: it's a Dewey fest! -- and highly recommended as such.
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