Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.
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Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »
Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman), an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). His reunion with his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives), who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
The abuse Rocky Barbella endures at the hand of his father and subsequent run-ins with the law lead him in and out of detention centers and prisons. When it seems he has it together, Rocky is drafted but, refusing to adhere to Army rules, goes AWOL. He takes up boxing to earn quick money, but when he discovers he has a natural talent in the ring, he builds the confidence to pursue his love interest, Norma, and fulfill his potential as a fighter.Written by
Many people compared Paul Newman's performance to imitating Marlon Brando. Newman was told that Brando had shadowed Rocky Graziano to prepare for appearing on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire. See more »
In the final fight against Tony Zale - Zale steps forward and takes off his robe twice. See more »
He has got a past, you know, and it's time he learned to live with it. And it's time you and I stopped looking the other way every time he gets mad at the world for the trouble he gets into. It was Rocky who broke the regulation -- not the Commissioner, not the District Attorney. To listen to him you'd think he was just an innocent bystander.
Please, Norma. I thought you were gonna help us. I thought you wanted Rocky to win the fight.
Alright. So what about all the fights after that one? What ...
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The film opens with the following on-screen quote before the title and opening credits: This is the way I remember it... _definitely_. -Rocky Graziano. See more »
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Excellent sports movie
Picture is more about the people than the sport.At first you don't like the main character and this is not a good thing.That begins to change in the latter part of the film and by the end you are happy to see things finally work out for him.I wouldn't be surprised if Stallone used this as an inspiration for his"Rocky" movie.Non-stop plot changes culminate in Graziano's (Newman's) change of character.Angeli provides a great presence;reminds me of an Italian Audrey Hepburn.
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