Golden Boy
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Golden Boy
Director Rouben Mamoulian often claimed that he'd been inspired to make Golden Boy after reading a newspaper clipping about a recently deceased boxer. While Mamoulian may have genuinely believed that he was the true "auteur" of Golden Boy, he probably wouldn't have made the picture at all had not Clifford Odets started the ball rolling by writing the property for the stage in 1936. In his first starring role, William Holden plays Joe Bonaparte, a promising young boxer. While boxing promoter Tom Moody (Adolphe Menjou) and Menjou's mistress Lorna Moon (Barbara Stanwyck)… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite a compromised version and imposed happy ending, Odets' sports melodrama still holds emotional and dramatic power due to the acting of William Holden, then 21, in a role that catapulted him to overnight stardom and Stanwyck as the dame from Newark"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Golden Boy is a disappointment, but not without its moments."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Mamoulian's film holds together even if it can't completely overcome all its clichés."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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