James Cagney (in his final role) plays a wheelchair-bound former boxing champion whose long estranged 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.
Did You Know?
Due to the aftereffects of a stroke, James Cagney
was unable to properly articulate his dialogue during shooting. In the finished film, his voice is actually dubbed by impressionist Frank Gorshin
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