Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
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Requiem for a Heavyweight 

An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion who suffers from the ravages of years of head trauma is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect.

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writer:

Rod Serling
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock
Keenan Wynn ... Maish Rennick
Kim Hunter ... Grace Carney
Ed Wynn ... Army
Max Baer ... Mike
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Steve (as Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom)
Edgar Stehli ... Doctor
Stanley Adams ... Pirelli
Harry Landers ... Fox
Charles Herbert ... Jeffrey
Ned Glass ... Bartender
Frank Richards ... Fighter in Bar
Lyn Osborn Lyn Osborn ... Photographer
Joe Abdullah Joe Abdullah ... Fight Announcer
Ivan Rasputin Ivan Rasputin ... Wrestler
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An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion who suffers from the ravages of years of head trauma is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect.

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Years later, Keenan Wynn spoke of Jack Palance with great reverence. He said that Jack had been exceptionally kind to his father while coaching him through rehearsals of this TV play. See more »

Quotes

Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock: [Notices Grace glancing at the old boxers chatting loudly in the bar] Oh, that' goes on all the time around here. Maesh says this part of the room is the graveyard. And these guys spend their time dying in here. You know, fighting their lives away inside their heads. That's what Maesh says.
Grace Carney: That's pretty sad.
Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock: Yeah, I suppose it is.
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Connections

Remade as Blood Money (1957) See more »

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9 December 2018 | by richardkosstrin-66116See all my reviews

Rod Serling's work speaks for itself. Watch this masterpiece of live television and you will appreciate the artist that he was.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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