Somebody Up There Likes Me

Part of Paul Newman
Saturday, July 16, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Dir. Robert Wise. 1956, 113 mins.

16mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. With Eileen Heckart, Sal Mineo. In his first starring role, in a film based on Rocky Graziano’s autobiography, Newman impressively captures the boxer’s tumultuous journey from juvenile delinquent to championship boxer. Variety declared that “Paul Newman’s talent is large and flexible.”

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Someobdy Up There Likes Me trailer