MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 25,097 this week

Glory Alley (1952)

 |  Drama, Music  |  6 June 1952 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 266 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 4 critic

In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 17 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 751 titles
created 30 Jun 2012
 
a list of 653 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 291 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Glory Alley" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Glory Alley (1952)

Glory Alley (1952) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Glory Alley.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Panama Hattie (1942)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Sothern, Rags Ragland
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Al Marsh, Tony Naylor and Jerry Ralby, Broadway producers, are desperately looking for backers. Al is one of the heirs of a dress salon in Paris, but this is almost bankrupt. The two other ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.

Director: Russell Rouse
Stars: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.

Director: William Greaves
Stars: Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon
Star! (1968)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant musical production numbers with 'Julie Andrews' , acting, singing and dancing.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy
Darling Lili (1970)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Jeremy Kemp
Code Two (1953)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The adventures of motorcycle cops, from their academy days, to chasing crooked truckers.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Elaine Stewart, Sally Forrest
Comedy | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The black sheep of a family (Dick Dudgeon) and the local minister (Anthony Anderson) discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier
The Detective (1968)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Burt served in the Marines during the war, but now he is confined to an asylum. His experiences in the South Pacific left him mentally ill and deathly afraid of storm clouds and rain. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Nancy Reagan, James Whitmore
Teresa (1951)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Pier Angeli, John Ericson, Patricia Collinge
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Socks Barbarrosa
...
Angela Evans
...
Gus 'The Judge' Evans
...
Peppi Donnato
...
Gabe Jordan / Narrator
...
Shadow Johnson
Jack Teagarden ...
Musician
Dan Seymour ...
Sal Nichols (The Pig)
Larry Gates ...
Dr. Robert Ardley
Pat Goldin ...
Jabber
John Indrisano ...
Spider, the Bartender
Mickey Little ...
Domingo
Dick Simmons ...
Dan
Pat Valentino ...
Terry Waulker
...
Frank, the Policeman
Edit

Storyline

In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl friend Angela sticks by him, but her father, a blind man known as "The Judge" brands him a coward and refuses to let his daughter marry him. Socks joins the army, goes to Korea, and comes back a war hero. Everybody loves him again, except for the Judge. A secret in Sock's past is revealed as the explanation for his quitting the ring, and is also the key to his redemption in the eyes of the Judge. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Street of tough guys, hot tunes, temptation!

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ruelle du péché  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Louis Armstrong and The All Stars (featuring Jack Teagarden) performed the title tune. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
We're Talking Major Train Wreck
30 May 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few movies I consider so bad they're interesting. The champion in this category is "The Guilt Of Janet Ames." "Glory Alley" is not that awful but it is a real mess. Yet, it is intriguing.

Ralph Meeker, the brilliant star of "Kiss Me Deadly" who did way too few movies, plays a boxer named Socks Barbarosa. Maybe Bill Clinton named his cat after this character.

Meeker is also very good in "Show In The Sky." He was generally underused ion movies, though.

"Glory Alley" is a kind of faux-Damon Runyon. Runyon gone South to New Orleans. We have Socks. We have a blind man called the Judge. His helper, played by Louis Armstrong, is named Shadow.

The Judge has an Italian accent; yet his daughter has a French accent. And no wonder: She is Leslie Caron. Caron and Meeker could have been a fantastic combination. She's appealing. It's hard, though, to believe that she is doing music hall numbers at a dive called Chez Bozo and her father doesn't know it. He seems to know everything else that's going on.

The movie is narrated by newspaper reporter John McIntire. It's a voice-over narration, looking back on the vents we're seeing. But this is no noir. McIntire tells us it's the most fascinating story he ever covered -- and he's never told the truth till now -- is that of Socks Barbarosa.

Well, it could have been a fascinating story. It's peopled with fine actors and a superb leading man. But it doesn't hold together. This is not to mention its preaching: Much of the dialogue, especially toward the end, sounds as if it came from a sampler on a wall. Nor what sounds like the MGM Chorale that accompanies some of Armstrong's trumpet playing and is sort of an uplifting Greek chorus.


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Glory Alley (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?