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Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

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

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

Aben Kandel (original screenplay), Dick Conway (additional dialogue) (as Richard Conway)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Rober ... Father Callahan
Bruce Cabot ... Mr. Hellman
Allene Roberts ... Emily Brooks
Mona Knox ... June Travers
Leonard Nimoy ... Paul 'Monk' Baroni
Jack Larson ... Angelo
Budd Jaxon Budd Jaxon ... Knuckles
Archer MacDonald ... Pete
Kathleen Freeman ... Maria Baroni
Joseph Mell ... Gino Baroni (as Joe Mell)
Paul Maxey Paul Maxey ... Al Petry
Stuart Randall ... Mr. Moore
Wayne Mallory ... Tony (as Chad Mallory)
Ted Avery Ted Avery ... Joey
Madelynn Broder Madelynn Broder ... Little Girl in Church
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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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Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

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

Quotes

[first lines]
[Knuckles is staring at Monk]
Paul 'Monk' Baroni: Whatja lookin' at?
Knuckles: Nothin'.
[Monk slaps Knuckles]
Knuckles: What's that for?
Paul 'Monk' Baroni: For nothin'. Next time you want to look at me, the line forms to the right. - two bits admission.
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Nimoy can Act
17 July 2019 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

Oddity from the church basement with Leonard Nimoy who actually can act and gay Jack Larsen.

It's an odd film which I initially thought was made for TV, but it's not. Not especially original. Nimoy goes from tough goon to choir singer in 10 seconds flat

Interesting that in 1954 East 103rd street in Manhattan was still Italian and not a dump.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Paul Baroni See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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