Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
I have never seen The Set Up, but it was directed by Robert Wise, who directed Somebody Up There Likes Me, with Paul Newman as Rocky Grazziano – which I thought was pretty damn good. It’s not quite as good as The Hustler, but still, a fine example of Newman’s early work.
I have heard The Set Up is pretty good too, so I’ll have to hunt down a copy.
May sees the launch of King of the Outback, the sixth book in the popular Fightcard series – and my literary debut (writing as Jack Tunney). Accordingly, in a month long celebration, Permission to Kill will be looking back and some of the highlights – and lowlights – of boxing in film and literature – and in music too.