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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 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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Storyline

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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The BILLY GOAT GANG and a TWO FISTED PRIEST! (original one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

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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Featured in Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) See more »

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Mr Spock meets jimmy Olsen
20 August 2009 | by johnc2141See all my reviews

I bought this one dollar DVD that has 4 vintage mobster movies on it from echo bridge(platinum video)the big combo,port of new york,johnny one eye and the best one on the DVD kid monk baroni,first of all i never knew Leonard Nimoy made a movie this early,i just remember his small part in the brain eaters in 1958,but this is a pretty well made movie about an Italian street thug(Nimoy)who turns to boxing with the guidance of a priest.its sort of like a Bowery boys movie but without the laughs.as baronis sidekick friend Angelo is Jack Larson(jimmy Olsen on the TV superman series)i enjoyed this nostalgic fifties movie and unusual seeing Leonard Nimoy playing an Italian street thug in new york, as Spock would say logical.this one is from Jack Broder productions (bela Lugosi meets a brooking gorilla,bride of the gorilla)a good movie.


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