Playhouse 90 (1956)





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Harlan "Mountain" McClintock (Jack Palance) has been a professional boxer for 14 years. He's been in the ring for over 110 bouts and was once ranked number five among the world's heavyweight fighters, but age and the physical punishment of his sport have taken their toll. Now McClintock is growing too old to fight but he lacks the money to retire gracefully, as his manager Maish (Keenan Wynn) suggests he start fighting crooked or switch to professional wrestling. Ed Wynn co-stars as McClintock's corner man, and Kim Hunter plays a sweet but naïve social worker. Requiem for a Heavyweight was a television drama written by Rod Serling and originally broadcast in 1956; the story was later remade as a feature film starring Anthony Quinn.
Drama , Television
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CBS Television


Keenan Wynn
as Maish
Jack Palance
as Harlan "Mountain" McClintock
Ed Wynn
as Army
Kim Hunter
as Grace Carney

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Jack Palance plays a man who has been boxing his who life and has reached the end of his career. Now he is trying to find a place in the regular world and get a job to raise money to help pay off the debt of his long time manager (played by Ed Wynn). Palance, a former heavyweight boxer himself, is fantastic; battling between holding on to is past glory while simultaneously resenting it because he's now realizing how much more there is to life.

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