Cinema: A Man Is Like a Cigarette

Requiem for a Heavyweight. On the

training table lies a bloody mess. After 17 years in the ring, that's what's left of Mountain Rivera (Anthony Quinn). "Look at this eye," the doctor snarls at Mountain's manager (Jackie Gleason). "That's sclerotic damage. A couple of good rights to that eye, you can buy him a tin cup and some pencils. Or maybe some day he'll bang his head on a bathroom door and bleed to death. No more.

That'll be my recommendation to the commission. Tell him to buy a scrapbook."

The manager hates to tell him, and not only because Mountain is a...

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