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C&L's Saturday Night Theater: Requiem For A Heavyweight (1956)

(Note: The movie starts at the 7 minute 58 second mark) Rod Serling's "Requiem for a Heavyweight", the story of a down-and-nearly-out boxer who has been used up and tossed aside by nearly everyone in his life, was one of the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Television that helped legitimize live, long-form television drama as genuine art form. The teleplay won a Peabody Award (the first time that had happened for an individual script) and a slew of other awards, and established Serling's reputation as a serious dramatist.
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