After taking 20 dollars from his employer to go on a date with plans to repay it the next day, an auto mechanic falls into increasingly disastrous circumstances for more and more money which rapidly spirals out of his control.
Bill Gibson is Little Joe's nemesis and is one of the men who can testify that he saw the labor boss in an incriminating conversation with a known criminal - something that Little Joe ... See full summary »
Charles F. Haas
Mamie Van Doren
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This film received its initial television presentation in Seattle Wednesday 7 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5); in Chicago it first aired 7 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia 2 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Altoona PA 9 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10) and by Minneapolis 13 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); in New York City it was first telecast 2 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco 1 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), followed by Los Angeles 26 December 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »
In the seventh round of his fight against Patsy Cigones (Larry Cisneros), Tommy McCoy (Mickey Rooney) is actually held up by the referee to prevent him from falling after he takes a strong hit from his opponent. See more »
Mickey Rooney does a good job. He is believable as a fighter. That would be the title character. He is, of course, believable in a soft-shoe routine done with his character's father. The father is James Dunn. Dunn is heartbreaking in "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn." Here is good but it's not a well developed character.
The childhood friend Rooney fights is very good, as is his wife. (The wife seems quite a bit older.) I always think of Ann Blyth as Joan Crawford's monstrous daughter in "Mildred Pierce." For me, she doesn't work in a sympathetic role like the one she plays here. Hers is other underwritten character.
It's filmed well and holds the interest. But more than that I cannot say for it.
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