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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

Lorna Moon: I'll make him fight.
Tom Moody: [with anger] How?
Lorna Moon: How? Oh, leave it to me Tom.
[pause]
Lorna Moon: I'm a dame from Newark, and I know a dozen ways.


Siggie: You can't insult me; I'm too ignorant!


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


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Almost 5000 actors had been considered for the part of Joe Bonaparte--among them a 17-year-old Dale Robertson--and more than 80 had been given screen tests. The odds of getting the highly desirable part were against the unknown William Holden, but Barbara Stanwyck and director Rouben Mamoulian lobbied on his behalf.
When Clifford Odets wrote his play, he had John Garfield in mind for the Joe Bonaparte part, but the Group Theatre company chose Luther Adler instead. Shortly afterward, Garfield left the Group Theater and was Hollywood bound.
The play originally opened in New York on 4 November 1937 and had 250 performances. Luther Adler played Joe Bonaparte, Frances Farmer played Lorna Moon and Roman Bohnen played Tom Moody. Lee J. Cobb was also in the play as Mr. Carp.
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