Clifford Odets' play becomes a moving screen drama, with William Holden (in his film debut) as would-be violinist Joe Bonaparte, who is persuaded by girlfriend Lorna (Barbara Stanwyck) to forsake his musical career for the boxing ring. Quickly becoming a star pugilist, Joe must deal with the consequences of giving up on his dream while contending with problems caused by a troublesome gangster. With Adolphe Menjou, Joseph Calleia, Lee J. Cobb; directed by Rouben Mamoulian. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.