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Well played by Anthony Quinn and Jackie Gleason.
Once in the changing room we learn that Mountain is all washed up, after 17 years in the ring, one more well placed punch to the head could blind him, permanently.
I'm at a loss to explain why this brilliant film is not universally recognized as one of the great movies ever made.
Amazon says 5 stars means LOVE...and i wouldn't call my opinion of this film love...i would call it awe, ponderment, head-shaking and more awe at this fabulous cast, the darkness... Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. Elizabeth Dousson
Don't let slow pace fool you. A very powerful cinematic and spiritual film from the opening scene to the last moment.Published 1 month ago by Scott Edwards
...I've found it to be an exceptional movie, nonetheless. There is a short scene Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), and Gleason and the others do the film justice.
It is dark. Read more
Staggering performance by Anthony Quinn as washed-up fighter Mountain Rivera. As in Lawrence of Arabia, Quinn's appearance is so dramatically altered that it is hard to believe... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ed Brodow
This is a very good movie with many good dramatic scenes. It deserves a higher rating but, unfortunately this is a badly edited and chopped down version of a great film. Read morePublished 4 months ago by dhart
I love this move,and the depiction of Jackie Gleason is very dramatic. Anthony Quinn was superb in this movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donna Weigel
Rod Serling's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT (1962), stars Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney and Julie Harris. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Annie Van Auken