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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.

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(as Harold Schuster)

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(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
Stuart Randall ...
Mr. Moore
Wayne Mallory ...
Joey (as Chad Mallory)
Maurice Cass ...
Pawnbroker
William Cabanne ...
The Seattle Wildcat--Fighter (as Bill Cabanne)
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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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Young Paul Baroni  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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

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Father Callahan: Sometimes in anger one forgets the Lord but never the knack of throwing a left jab.
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14 March 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Mild 50's era melodrama about pug faced boxer who finds his life changed after plastic surgery. Plays like a Bowery Boys movie with extra pathos. Notable only for being Leonard Nimoy's first starring role. He does reasonable enough job as title character. Also in the cast are TV's first Jimmy Olsen Jack Larson as Nimoy's best bud and Jerry Lewis second banana Kathleen Freeman in the unlikely role of Nimoy's mother. For fans of Nimoy and Bowery Boys only.


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