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Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Sport | 1 May 1952 (USA)
Leonard Nimoy is "Kid" Monk Baroni, the leader of a street gang who becomes a professional boxer to escape his life in "Little Italy" New York.

Director:

(as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

(original screenplay), (additional dialogue) (as Richard Conway)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Rober ...
Father Callahan
...
Mr. Hellman
Allene Roberts ...
Emily Brooks
Mona Knox ...
...
...
Angelo
Budd Jaxon ...
Knuckles
Archer MacDonald ...
Pete
...
Maria Baroni
Joseph Mell ...
Gino Baroni
Paul Maxey ...
Al Petry
...
Mr. Moore
Wayne Mallory ...
Tony (as Chad Mallory)
Ted Avery ...
Joey
Maurice Cass ...
Pawnbroker
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Storyline

Paul Baroni, known as Monk because of his misshapen face, is part of a New York street gang. Under the influence of his parish priest, Father Callahan, Paul learns to box and becomes a success. But his insecurities over how he looks lead him to throw away both success and his relationships...until a sudden change shows him a new way of looking at himself. Written by <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A FIGHTING PRIEST and the SCREEN'S TOUGHEST ROUGH NECKS! (original 3-sheet poster) See more »

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Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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1 May 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Young Paul Baroni  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was Leonard Nimoy's first lead role. See more »

Quotes

Father Callahan: Sometimes in anger one forgets the Lord but never the knack of throwing a left jab.
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Mr Spock meets jimmy Olsen
20 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this one dollar DVD that has 4 vintage mobster movies on it from echo bridge(platinum video)the big combo,port of new york,johnny one eye and the best one on the DVD kid monk baroni,first of all i never knew Leonard Nimoy made a movie this early,i just remember his small part in the brain eaters in 1958,but this is a pretty well made movie about an Italian street thug(Nimoy)who turns to boxing with the guidance of a priest.its sort of like a Bowery boys movie but without the laughs.as baronis sidekick friend Angelo is Jack Larson(jimmy Olsen on the TV superman series)i enjoyed this nostalgic fifties movie and unusual seeing Leonard Nimoy playing an Italian street thug in new york, as Spock would say logical.this one is from Jack Broder productions (bela Lugosi meets a brooking gorilla,bride of the gorilla)a good movie.


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