Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962
Requiem for a Heavyweight ★★★ Blood Money1962
After 17 years, Mountain Rivera (Quinn) is a washed-up heavyweight risk- ing his life if he continues boxing. He tries to find another job but his manager, Maish Rennick (Gleason), owes the mob big, and persuades the fighter to help him pay off his debts by joining the wrestling cir- cuit, so Mountain humiliates himself to help out his old friend. The 1956 TV ver- sion is still more compelling but the film's performances are all first-rate. 100m/B VHS, DVD . Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris, Stanley Adams, Spivy Levoe, Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey; D: Ralph Nelson; W: Rod Serling; C: Arthur Ornitz; M: Laurence Rosenthal.