“Kid Monk Baroni” is a drama film released in 1952. The film is directed by Harold D. Schuster and stars Leonard Nimoy (in his first credited role), Richard Rober, and Bruce Cabot.
The movie follows the story of Leonard “Kid Monk” Baroni (Leonard Nimoy), a young man with a deformed face who is bullied and rejected by his peers. Despite his challenges, Kid Monk is determined to make something of himself and become a successful boxer.
Kid Monk trains hard and eventually catches the eye of boxing promoter Quinn (Richard Rober), who sees potential in the young fighter. Quinn arranges for Kid Monk to have a series of fights, and he quickly rises through the ranks of the boxing world.
As Kid Monk’s fame and success grow, he becomes more and more conflicted about his past and his desire for revenge against those who bullied him. He begins to distance himself from his old friends and becomes more focused on his career.
However, when Kid Monk is challenged to a fight by a former bully, he is forced to confront his past and decide what kind of man he wants to be. In a dramatic final fight, Kid Monk faces his biggest challenge yet and emerges victorious.
In the end, Kid Monk realizes that success in the boxing ring is not enough to bring him true happiness. He decides to leave the world of boxing behind and start a new life, where he can focus on being true to himself and those he cares about.
Harold D. Schuster
Aben Kandel, Dick Conway
Richard Rober, Bruce Cabot, Allene Roberts