This volume traces the first decade of Charles Bronson's TV career - five classic boxing episodes and two career-poppers from 1956. Shortly after these versatile performances, he would return to the ring on the big screen as an aging boxer-trainer, co-starring with Elvis in Kid Galahad
. A decade later, in his all-time greatest performance, Bronson starred as a depression-era streetfighter in Walter Hill's Hard Times
. There's one thing you can count on - whenever Mr. Macho dons the gloves, bad guys and trouble are sure to follow...
Ep. 1: KNOCKOUT (1952) As 'Killer Conley', Bronson is duped by a bunch of jewel thieves and Roy himself finally puts on the gloves to settle things.
Ep. 2: CORNERED (1955) Bronson is a boxer in trouble who jumps bail and starts taking prisoners.
Ep. 3: TWO RINGS FOR EDDIE (1954) In this 2nd episode of THE JOE PALOOKA STORY, Bronson has his eyes on both a wedding ring and the boxing ring.
Ep. 4: THE HONEST MAN (1956) Ronald Reagan introduces this crucial career-making role for Bronson on G.E. THEATRE, and Mr. Macho has a field day as a gangster at odds with Jack Benny and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Ep. 5: WHO SEARCH FOR TRUTH (1956) Set in the early 1800s, our man plays a 19-year-old (in reality he was 35 at the time) French-Canadian fur-trapper
Ep. 6: SECOND AVENUE ASSASSIN (1958) On the big screen, Bronson stars in Roger Corman's Machine Gun Kelly. On the small screen, he finally receives his own series MAN WITH A CAMERA. Presented is the premiere episode featuring Tom Laughlin as a young boxer in trouble and once again Charles has to put on the gloves to set things straight.
Ep. 7: THE LAST ROUND (1961) An episode from ONE STEP BEYOND; battered boxer Bronson arrives in post-war London, falls in with a bad lot, and starts receiving warnings from a famous (and long dead) colleague.