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October 12, 2008|By Ray Frager

Somebody Up There Likes Me

8 p.m. [Turner Classic Movies]

TCM is running several Paul Newman movies, including this biopic of boxer Rocky Graziano. The Time magazine review in 1956 said: "Paul Newman brings to awesome life the jungle qualities implicit in a slum childhood." From Variety: "Paul Newman's talent is large and flexible." And from The New York Times: "He plays the role of Graziano well, making the pug and Marlon Brando almost indistinguishable. He is funny, tough and pathetic in that slouching, rolling, smirking Brando style, but with a quite apparent simulation of the mannerisms of the former middleweight champ."

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