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The Battler

Author: A E HotchnerSidney CarrollArthur PennFred CoeErnest HemingwayAll authors
Publisher: Monroe, Ct. : Reel Images, ©1981.
Series: Video yesteryear, 870.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A young man hitchhiking to Chicago meets a truckdriver who steals his money, a cruel cafe owner, and a sadistic train brakeman. Thrown into the night, his ultimate encounter is with a crazed punch-drunk ex-prizefighter and his giant companion. Flashbacks tell the story of how the two met and how the fighter went downhill fast after his wife left him.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: A E Hotchner; Sidney Carroll; Arthur Penn; Fred Coe; Ernest Hemingway; NBC Television Network.; Reel Images.
OCLC Number: 16926235
Notes: Based on a story : The Battler / by Ernest Hemingway.
Originally broadcast live, October 18, 1955, on the NBC-TV program: Playwrights 56.
"A Video Yesteryear recording."
Credits: Director, Arthur Penn ; music, Harry Sosnik.
Cast: Dewey Martin, Paul Newman, Phyllis Kirk, Frederick O'Neal.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Video yesteryear, 870.
Other Titles: Playwrights 56 (Television program)
Responsibility: by A.E. Hotchner and Sidney Carroll ; directed by Arthur Penn ; produced by Fred Coe.

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A young man hitchhiking to Chicago meets a truckdriver who steals his money, a cruel cafe owner, and a sadistic train brakeman. Thrown into the night, his ultimate encounter is with a crazed punch-drunk ex-prizefighter and his giant companion. Flashbacks tell the story of how the two met and how the fighter went downhill fast after his wife left him.

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