Boots Malone

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Boots Malone ★★½ 1952

An old down-on-his-luck gambling addict and a young, rich kid fascinated by the sordid atmosphere of the racetrack stumble upon one another and form a symbiotic relationship. All goes well for while, but there'd be no movie unless a collection of obstacles suddenly threatens their success, friendship, and even their lives. A rather melodramatic buddy tale, but Holden and Stewart hold interest. 103m/C VHS . William Holden, John Stewart, Ed Begley Sr., Harry (Henry) Morgan, Whit Bissell; D: William Dieterle; W: Harold Buchman, Milton Holmes; M: Elmer Bernstein.