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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) was a Drama - Sports Film directed by Ralph Nelson and produced by David Susskind and Jack Grossberg.

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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

By Beatrice on Jul 29, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Requiem for a Heavyweight Directed by Ralph Nelson Written by Rod Sterling from his teleplay 1962/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Why are all boxing movies so darned sad? Mountain Rivera (Anthony Quinn) is coming to the end of his seventeen-year career. ?He’s... Read full article


Classic Television Thursday #003 – Playhouse 90: Requiem For A Heavyweight (1956)

By Michael on Sep 6, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

(Yes, I know, this is a little late going up this week, but here it is, nonetheless.) Last week, in writing about the Twilight Zone episode “The Obsolete Man”, I stated about Rod Serling “[E]ven if the only thing he ever wrote was Requiem for a Heavyweight, he would still be worth ... Read full article


Classic Television Thursday #003 – Playhouse 90: Requiem For A Heavyweight (1956)

By Michael on Sep 6, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

(Yes, I know, this is a little late going up this week, but here it is, nonetheless.) Last week, in writing about the Twilight Zone episode “The Obsolete Man”, I stated about Rod Serling “[E]ven if the only thing he ever wrote was Requiem for a Heavyweight, he would still be worth ... Read full article


Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

By Angela on Aug 21, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

After seventeen years in the ring, Louis “Mountain” Rivera’s (Anthony Quinn) career as a boxer comes to an end after being knocked out by Cassius Clay.? Rivera has reached a point where he could go blind if he continues to fight so he’s left with no other option but to find a... Read full article


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Army: [to Maish] You fink. You dirty, stinking fink.


Louis 'Mountain' Rivera: In 1952 they ranked me number five!


Louis 'Mountain' Rivera: Mountain Rivera was no punk. Mountain Rivera was almost the Heavyweight Champion of the World!


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Facts about

Anthony Quinn did this film when Lawrence of Arabia went on a two month hiatus between October and December of 1961. The film was released before "Lawrence" came out.
Opening traveling shot of bar customers watching fight on TV was apparently filmed in mirror behind bar because all beer labels and signs in background read backwards.
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