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- 1939 drama (100 minutes) starring Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian.
- Plot (from Turner Classic Movies): Frustrated violinist Joe Bonaparte, son of an Italian-American grocer, decides to give up music and take up boxing instead. Under the guidance of manager Tom Moody, he finds immediate success as a fighter, though doubts soon creep in about his new direction in life. Moody's girlfriend Lorna Moon tries to persuade Joe to stay in the ring, but in time she falls in love with him and has a change of heart. Joe gets drawn into the world of racketeering; but when he accidentally kills an opponent during a fight and breaks his hand, he is forced to confront his conscience.
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- Received one Academy Award nomination for Victor Young's score.
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