Knockout performances by ANTHONY QUINN, JACKIE GLEASON, MICKEY ROONEY and JULIE HARRIS highlight this hard-hitting drama of corruption in the fight game.
After 17 years in the ring, it’s the final bell for Mountain Rivera (QUINN). A fight doctor confirms one more punch for the washed-up heavyweight could leave him permanently disabled. Reluctantly, but with the support of his faithful trainer (ROONEY) and a kindly employment counselor (HARRIS), Rivera tries to land a job outside the ring. But his calculating manager Maish (GLEASON) has other plans for Rivera. With the mob closing in on him for payment of a huge gambling debt, Maish coerces Rivera into returning to the ring for a lucrative and humiliating career in staged wrestling matches.
Anthony Quinn; Jackie Gleason; Mickey Rooney; Julie Harris
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