"Golden Boy" is an interesting movie. Anything starring Barbara Stanwyck is worth seeing; in this movie, Stanwyck's jaded toughness and intelligence make her likeable, vulnerable (has any other actress ever been able to portray toughness and vulnerability at the same time, the way she did?), and fascinating to watch. William Holden is obviously inexperienced here, but there are moments during this film when you catch a glimpse of his future greatness and his underlying ability...even though Stanwyck was 11 years older than Holden, their love story is always believeable. Stanwyck had an ageless quality about her, and about her appearance...you never counted the years, you were so blown away by her acting brilliance. Adolph Menjou is one of those actors taken for granted, as a rule...but he was a very fine actor and does a great job in his role here. If you haven't seen "Golden Boy," you're missing an interesting experience.