Golden Boy (film)
|Directed by||Rouben Mamoulian|
|Produced by||Rouben Mamoulian
|Written by||Lewis Meltzer
Sarah Y. Mason
Clifford Odets (play)
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Edited by||Otto Meyer|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Golden Boy is a 1939 Columbia Pictures drama film based on the Clifford Odets play of the same name. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian, the black-and-white film stars Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou and William Holden.
Golden Boy features William Holden in his film debut, the role that made him a star: a promising violinist who wants to be a boxer. Barbara Stanwyck plays his love interest. The supporting cast includes Lee J. Cobb in an unusual role as the bewhiskered Italian immigrant father of Holden's character.
The producers were initially unhappy with Holden's work and tried to dismiss him, but Stanwyck insisted that he be retained. Thirty-nine years later, when Holden and Stanwyck were joint presenters at the 1978 Academy Awards, he interrupted their reading of a nominee list to publicly thank her for saving his career.
- Barbara Stanwyck as Lorna Moon
- Adolphe Menjou as Tom Moody
- William Holden as Joe Bonaparte
- Lee J. Cobb as Mr. Bonaparte
- Joseph Calleia as Eddie Fuseli
- Sam Levene as Siggie
- Edward Brophy as Roxy Lewis
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