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Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

Passed  |   |  Action, Drama, Sport  |  1 May 1952 (USA)
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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.


(as Harold Schuster)


(original screenplay), (additional dialogue) (as Richard Conway)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Rober ...
Father Callahan
Mr. Hellman
Allene Roberts ...
Emily Brooks
Mona Knox ...
Budd Jaxon ...
Archer MacDonald ...
Maria Baroni
Joseph Mell ...
Gino Baroni
Paul Maxey ...
Al Petry
Stuart Randall ...
Mr. Moore
Wayne Mallory ...
Joey (as Chad Mallory)
Maurice Cass ...
William Cabanne ...
The Seattle Wildcat--Fighter (as Bill Cabanne)


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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Release Date:

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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The film takes place from 1951 to 1952. See more »


Father Callahan: Sometimes in anger one forgets the Lord but never the knack of throwing a left jab.
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Ironic, isn't it?
22 December 2002 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

The most amusing part of this little movie is the fact that Nimoy plays a young man so ugly women make fun of him. By 1966 they were kicking and screaming to get to their Vulcan during his amok time. I fell off the sofa when I accidentally caught this modest offering on daytime tv back in the 70's. Life is funny.

The movie itself? I remember enjoying it because I was such a Trekker at the time. Another fan of a multi-talented actor like Nimoy (did you ever hear him sing?) might be similarly disposed.

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