Steel (Twilight Zone Episode)

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First broadcast on American television 4 October 1963, this episode of the Twilight Zone suspense series was set in the future (1974), after prizefighting had been legally abolished in 1968, when only robots were allowed to box professionally. It starred Lee Marvin as Steel Kelly, a former boxer himself who had never been knocked down, and now the manager of broken-down boxing robot Battling Maxo. Kelly decides to disquise himself as Maxo for a bout, to earn money to effect much-needed repairs of the robot.

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