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Glory Alley (1952)

Approved | | Drama, Music | 6 June 1952 (USA)
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:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Art Cohn (screenplay), Art Cohn (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Meeker ... Socks Barbarrosa
Leslie Caron ... Angela
Kurt Kasznar ... The Judge
Gilbert Roland ... Peppi Donnato
John McIntire ... Gabe Jordan
Louis Armstrong ... Shadow Johnson
Jack Teagarden ... Jack Teagarden
Dan Seymour ... Sal Nichols aka The Pig
Larry Gates ... Dr. Robert Ardley
Pat Goldin Pat Goldin ... Jabber
John Indrisano ... Spider
Mickey Little Mickey Little ... Domingo
Dick Simmons ... Dan
Pat Valentino Pat Valentino ... Terry Waulker
David McMahon ... Frank - the Policeman
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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>

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Street of tough guys, hot tunes, temptation!

Genres:

Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La ruelle du péché See more »

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Budget:

$971,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The first film that Raoul Walsh directed at M-G-M since Baby Face Harrington (1935). See more »

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Bourbon Street balderdash...
16 November 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Would-be 'hard-bitten' product from MGM suffers from too many disparate ingredients. A retiring newspaperman in New Orleans reflects on his best subject: a prize-fighter named Socks (!) who infamously deserted a boxing match at the eleventh hour; after stints as a huckster and as a soldier in the Korean War, he makes a celebrated comeback. This may very well be revered director Raoul Walsh's worst film--but really, no director could segue smoothly between these slabs of superficial melodrama, including a fighter with neuroses, his ballet-dancing girlfriend, her blind father the Judge, and a jazz-singing, trumpet-playing member of the troupe. As an early vehicle for Ralph Meeker and Leslie Caron, it's a wash-out; neither star is shown to a good advantage, although Caron's jerky choreography is an odd hoot and Meeker does look great in boxing gloves. Louis Armstrong's final musical number in a barroom is rousing--and his general good will is infectious--yet the music, the milieu, and the material never quite come together. * from ****


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