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
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The film takes place from 1951 to 1952. See more
Sometimes in anger one forgets the Lord but never the knack of throwing a left jab.