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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956 Television Version) / Patterns (Movie Version) -Written by Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame


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  • Actors: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn, Kim Hunter, Van Heflin
  • Directors: Ralph Nelson, Fielder Cook
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: GI Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 15, 2012
  • Run Time: 156 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A7WHLVC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,800 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Requiem for a Heavyweight- 72 minutes-1956-black and white. This is the classic Playhouse 90 television version of the Rod Serling tale of a boxer who is past his prime. Jack Palance is remarkable as Mountain McClintock,a simple but kind heaveyweight who has no future as boxing is all he knows. Keenan Wynn plays Maish, McClintock's manager who owes money top the mob. Kim Hunter, of Planet of The Apes fame, plays Grace, an employment agent who takes an interest in McClintock. Rounding out the cast is famed comedian Ed Wynn, in a serious role as Mountain McClintock's protector. Patterns- 84 minutes- 1956- black and white. This is the movie version of another brilliant story by Rod Serling.This brilliant drama is about the pressures within the executive branch of a major New York industrial company. Everett Sloane plays cold, ruthless company head Walter Ramsey, who hires Fred Staples, played by Van Heflin. Fred Staples initially starts under the supervision of long time number-2-man, William Briggs, played by Ed Begley. However, unknown to both is Mr. Ramsey's ultimate goal of forcing out Briggs and replacing him with Staples. This slowly becomes all too clear however as Mr. Ramsey showers Fred Staples with praise while simultaneously browbeating poor Mr. Briggs. Things come to a dramatic head at an important boardroom meeting.

Customer Reviews

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Requiem for a Heavyweight has to be one of the best television dramas ever conceived and aired.
Alice R. Rogers
The DVD PLAYER just prompts you "Title 1" or "Title 2".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.A. Drake on January 6, 2014
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The show itself is television drama at its best. Both show have characters that are great, with acting that is amazing, and stories that are sad and sweet and ring true due to one of the greatest writers in the 20th century, Rod Serling. The DVD packaging and the DVD itself are fine, it plays as it should, all nicely done for not coming from a major studio, as it seems these shows are just not available anywhere else. As stated the quality of the actual picture is so-so, but that is absolutely understandable when you consider the age of these programs and the way these types of programs were treated back then. Despite the quality of the picture, both were very watchable and within minutes each show drags you into the story. Watching them was like stepping back in time, to when TV was live, tuning in with a little 13-inch b&w TV with a square screen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Wu, Jr. on August 1, 2013
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Jack Palance portrays a washed-up fighter trying to find his inner soul and love in life. This 1956 presentation scripted by Rod Serling remains a standard in television and future movie productions depicting a tale of an unfortunate down-on-his-luck, respectable prize fighter to survive with honor. swu2013
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Caballero on July 19, 2013
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Great nostalgia! Enjoy seeing these 2 actor perform! Thanks for having this available! Brings back so many fond memories from years ago!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alice R. Rogers on April 17, 2013
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Requiem for a Heavyweight has to be one of the best television dramas ever conceived and aired. Same with Patterns
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Cauley on March 2, 2013
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I've seen the movie version of Requiem many years ago and found it quite good. Rod Serling often wrote about man under pressure with regard to his work. I did not know there was an early TV version of this story until I found out about this one starring Jack Palance, Keenan and Ed Wynn, and Kim Hunter. What a cast. It's nicely done for early tv, and the ending is different than the movie. Patterns is a theatrical film, also written by Mr. Serling and once again about work pressures, this time in a big business in the city. The performances here are also quite good, featuring Ed Begley. It reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode _A Stoop At Willoughby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Warren on January 2, 2014
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One of the greatest American plays ever. It is even more relavant today than when it was first shown. It simply doesn't get any better than this.
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