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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

113 min - Drama - 3 July 1956
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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.

Director:  Robert Wise
Stars:  Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart, Sal Mineo, Harold J. Stone, Arch Johnson, Joseph Buloff, Sammy White, Steve McQueen, Robert P. Lieb, Theodore Newton, Stanley Adams, Fred Aldrich, Leon Alton, William Boyett, Bart Braverman, John Breen, Frank Campanella, Walter Cartier, Angela Cartwright, George Cisar, Russ Clark, Tom Coleman, Russ Conway, Gene Coogan, Clancy Cooper, Matt Crowley, Michael Dante, Ray Danton, James Dime, Robert Easton, John Eldredge, Joe Garcio, Robert Gardett, Tommy Garland, Sam Gilman, James Gonzalez, Herschel Graham, Donna Jo Gribble, Kit Guard, Don Haggerty, Bern Hoffman, Allen Jaffe, Dean Jones, Byron Kane, Jackie Kelk, Kenner G. Kemp, Jack Kenney, Jess Kirkpatrick, Richard LaMarr, David Leonard, Len Lesser, Robert Loggia, Jack Lomas, Wilbur Mack, Philo McCullough, Frank McLure, Joseph Marr, Gregg Martell, Joe McGuinn, Tyler McVey, Tony Michaels, Billy Nelson, Frank Mills, Robin Morse, Sol Murgi, Monty O'Grady, Ralph Neff, Jimmy Murphy, James O'Rear, Jack Orrison, Jack Perry, Judson Pratt, Terry Rangno, Sid Raymond, Michael Ross, Ralph Reed, Dick Rich, Christopher Riordan, Benny Rubin, Eddie Ryder, Wayne Taylor, Willard Sage, Scott Seaton, Jack Shea, Don Shelton, Court Shepard, Al Silvani, Buster Slaven, Bert Stevens, Ray Stricklyn, James Todd, Renata Vanni, Ray Walker, Bob Whitney, Billy Wilson

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Storyline

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.



Tagline: A Girl Can Lift A Fellow To The Skies!

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  3 July 1956

Box Office

Budget:  $1,920,000
Revenue:  $3,360,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 53 min

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


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