Somebody Up There Likes Me- -
Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has decided to start a new life. However, he is immediately drafted to the army, but even they can't keep him in line and he goes AWOL. Rocky discovers boxing as a way of earning quick money, and is discovered as a new talent.
Academy Award Nominations and Wins
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Malcolm F. Brown; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Joseph Ruttenberg – WON
FILM EDITING — Albert Akst