Somebody Up There Likes Me Overview:

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) was a Sports - Biographical Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Charles Schnee.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Malcolm F. Brown; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh GleasoWon
Best CinematographyJoseph RuttenbergWon
Best Film EditingAlbert AkstNominated

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1001 Classic Movies: Somebody Up There Likes Me

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 9, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

The screenshot above shows Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano in the biopic Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). This week's 1001 classic movie you should see is the biopic Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) about the early life and boxing career of famed middleweight champion Rocky Graziano (Paul ... Read full article

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

By Judy on Sep 5, 2009 From Movie Classics

When you look at the list of Robert Wise?s movies, it seems amazing that he isn?t better-known ? which is why it is so good that Joshua over at Octopus Cinema has organised a blog-a-thon about his work, to which this is a contribution. Somebody Up There Likes Me, starring Paul Newman and Pier Angel... Read full article

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Rocky Graziano: It's not my fault that she's pregnant!

Rocky Graziano: [after hearing an actor in the movie say "i love you" on screen] You've been tellin' her for two hours ya creep!

Irving Cohen: I never should have left the lingerie business. I was the happiest man in women's underwear.

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There had been some opposition to the casting of Paul Newman, since at 31 he was already six years older than James Dean would have been, and his first movie The Silver Chalice had been a critical and commercial disaster.
Film debut of Frank Campanella
Film debut of Dean Jones.
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