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The Harder They Fall (1956)

The Harder They Fall
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7.6 IMDB rating
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Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart
Eddie Willis
Rod Steiger Rod Steiger
Nick Benko
Jan Sterling Jan Sterling
Beth Willis
Mike Lane Mike Lane
Toro Moreno
Max Baer Max Baer
Buddy Brannen
Edward Andrews Edward Andrews
Jim Weyerhause
Harold J. Stone Harold J. Stone
Art Leavitt


Written by
Philip Yordan Philip Yordan
(screen play)


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3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 20 23:00
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Watching Humphrey Bogart’s final film is interesting on a number of levels. From the Saul Bass inspired opening credits to the jazzy music score, it’s unique to see Bogart in a more contemporary 50’s film. I imagine if he lived and started in movies for at least a few more years, they would have been in a similar vein to The Harder They Fall. In a period in which opening credits where becomi... read more

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2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 13 20:15
1 vote
A bit trite and underlined (it's too obvious for everybody the every fight is fixed) but Yordan dialogues and acting (Bogart, Steiger, Sterling)make credible and exciting 50% of the film. Good use of street locations.
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.
Release date: 8 May 1956
UPC: 043396085633
Tags: Boxing (4), 1956 (4), Film Noir (3), Drama (3), Corruption (3), Black And White (2), Thriller (2), Sport (2), 1950s (2), Rusty Lane (1), Sports (1), Fixed Fight (1), Herbie Faye (1), Reporter (1), Usa (1), Felice Orlandi (1), Nehemiah Persoff (1), HQ (1), Carlos Montalban (1), 109 Min. (1)
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