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Golden Boy (1939) was a Sports - Black-and-white Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by William Perlberg.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - ScoringVictor YoungNominated
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Watching 1939: Golden Boy (1939)

on Jun 2, 2022 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Day 3 of the 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 17, 2022 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration continues for a third and last day! Today is being hosted by Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Please click on the following link to read day 3 entries and/or submit yours if you’re a participant : http://loveletterstooldho... Read full article


Day 2 of the 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 16, 2022 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Good morning (or afternoon or evening or night, depending on where you are in the world) and welcome to the 2nd day of The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration! Today, we’re exploring and reading more entries written for this blogging event, following day 1, hosted by Emily ... Read full article


Day 1 of The 5th William Holden Golden Boy Blogathon

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 15, 2022 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration begins today! Make sure to visit Emily’s blog, The Flapper Dame, as she is hosting Day 1! The Flapper Dame Day 1 of The 5th William Holden Golden Boy Blogathon has arrived!!! I?m gonna be your host all day today!! Please keep in min... Read full article


Joe Trivia: The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon

By shadowsandsatin on Apr 15, 2022 From Shadows and Satin

I have lots of favorite noir films and lots of favorite performances, but right up there near the top is William Holden?s portrayal of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (1950). The plot of this celebrated film centers on Joe, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter, who gets more than he bargains for when he m... Read full article


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Quotes from

Eddie Fuseli: This your girl?
Lorna Moon: I'm my mother's girl.


Joe Bonaparte: Poppa, I've come home.


Mr. Carp: A man hits his wife, and it's the first step to fascism.


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Facts about

William Holden was knocked unconscious one day while boxing on the set with James 'Cannonball' Green. He thought the footage of the knockout would be spectacular but director Rouben Mamoulian said it couldn't be used because it didn't look real. Holden recalled that, real or not, his head ached for a week.
Lee J. Cobb, playing 20-year-old William Holden's middle-aged father, was actually only 27.
William Holden was so grateful to Barbara Stanwyck for her insistence on casting him in Golden Boy, his first big role, that he reportedly sent her flowers every year on the anniversary of the first day of the filming.
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