In 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.
Talented 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.
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