Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends. But Gramps is concerned for his grandson's ... See full summary »
Harold S. Bucquet
Racketeer Tony Gazotti is thankful that lawyer Jackson Durant helps him beat a murder rap, but Durant just does it for the thrill of it and refuses payment. Durant's defense of mobsters ... See full summary »
W.S. Van Dyke
Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.
Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic ... See full summary »
This film received its initial television presentation in Philadelphia Sunday 2 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City it was first telecast 2 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and on the West Coast, it first aired in San Francisco 1 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), followed by Los Angeles 26 December 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »
In the seventh round of his fight against Patsy Cigones (Larry Cisneros), Tommy McCoy (Mickey Rooney) is actually held up by the referee to prevent him from falling after he takes a strong hit from his opponent. See more »
No he's no Di Niro but his street pug slugging came off very real. Mickey Rooney looked like he was really taking some shots up there and I wouldn't doubt it if he actually insisted on doing it for the realism. Either that or the editing deserved an Oscar! Interesting cameo of , Johnny Andrisiano,( Rocky ) the real-life fighter who trained Mic for the film. (And who died mysteriously-suicide?) Also keep your eyes peeled for a quick but fleeting glimpse of Shelly Winters as one of two autograph hounds in the car. James Dunn playing his poor song-and-dance soul was superb! This movie is a rare gem and it really deserves more credit than it's given.
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