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Their Romance Went the Full 15 Rounds.
|In William Holden's debut performance, he plays a young violin player who wants to give up his music and become a prize fighter. His decision is a tragic one.|
"This drama contrasts the sensitivity of music to the brutality of boxing and suggests that in this era of growing Fascism the use of force is becoming increasingly popular. Sanderson Beck, Movie Mirrors
Editor's NoteIn his debut performance, Holden scores as a violin prodigy who makes some extra dough on the side as a prizefighter. Not likely, but the performances make it work, particularly Stanwyck's as a corrupting influence. Tragic consequences result when she lures the golden boy from practicing his scales. Based on Odets' 1937 play. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Score.
Cast & Crew
|Lee J. Cobb|
|Clifford Odets - Based On Play By|
|Karl Freund - Cinematographer|
|Lewis Meltzer, et. al. - Screenplay|
|Lionel Banks - Art Director|
|Nicholas Musuraca - Cinematographer|
|Otto Meyer - Editor|
|Rouben Mamoulian - Director|
|Rouben Mamoulian - Producer|
|Victor Young - Original Music By|
|William Perlberg - Producer|
Plot SummaryTalented violinist Joe Bonaparte is tempted to sacrifice his music for a career as a professional boxer. Encouraged by an unscrupulous manager and the manager's seductive girlfriend, Joe turns his back on his family and his musical education for the fame and fortune of the ring. But he finds that they cannot compensate for the loss of his violin.
|Oscar, Victor Young, Best Music, Original Score|