James Cagney (in his final role) plays a wheelchair-bound former boxing champion whose long estraged granddaughter, an aspiring writer, pops back in his life first searching for money to help her ne'er-do-well boyfriend get off the hook with mafia types for various loans, and later she redevelops a familial bond with the old man. Written by
Did You Know?
The story was originally intended as a vehicle for Katharine Hepburn
, with the main character a retired tennis champion. When she declined the project, it was rewritten for James Cagney
, with the lead character changed to a retired boxer. See more
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