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Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

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In this youthful drama, a caring parish priest attempts to help a street kid, Paul "Monk" Baroni, walk the straight and narrow. Monk got his name from his misshapen face. First the priest teaches him how to box; then he gets him involved in church activities. Monk is making good progress until the boy smacks the priest during a gang brawl, leaves the town, and goes on to become a professional fighter. He is quite successful and even goes under corrective plastic surgery. With his handsome new face, and success in the ring, the young man begins to become egotistical and vain. Things do not improve when he takes up with a golddigger. Because he does not want to damage his pretty new face, the boxer begins deliberately losing; he soon loses the girl. Time passes and eventually he sees the error of his ways and returns to his old neighborhood where he becomes the church's new athletic director.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Studio:
Realart Films

Cast

Leonard Nimoy
as Paul 'Monk' Baroni
Richard Rober
as Father Callahan
Bruce Cabot
as Mr. Hellman
Allene Roberts
as Emily Brooks
Mona Knox
as June Travers
Jack Larson
as Angelo
Budd Jaxon
as Knuckles
Kathleen Freeman
as Maria Baroni
Joseph Mell
as Gino Baroni
Paul Maxey
as Mr. Petry
Stuart Randall
as Mr. Moore
Maurice Cass
as Pawnbroker
Bill Cabanne
as Seattle Wildcat
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A good boxing movie with an interesting story, it's pretty different for a boxing movie, and Nimoy is the main character, so if you're a fan you'll want to check this movie out.

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