The Harder They Fall (1956)

Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a glass jaw. Exploiting Willis' reputation for integrity and standing in the boxing community, Benko arranges a series of fixed fights that propel the unsophisticated Moreno to #1 contender for the championship. The reigning champ, the sadistic Buddy Brannen, harbors resentment at the publicity Toro has been receiving and vows to viciously punish him in the ring. Eddie must now decide whether or not to tell the naive Toro the truth.

Directing:
  • Mark Robson

Writing:
  • Philip Yordan
  • Budd Schulberg

Stars:
Release Date: 1956-05-09
themoviedb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: Español | English
  • Runtime: 109

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Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Boga...
Eddie Willis
Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
Beth Willis
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Nick Benko
Harold J. Stone
Harold J. Sto...
Art Leavitt, TV sportscaster
Max Baer
Max Baer
Buddy Brannen
Edward Andrews
Edward Andrew...
Jim Weyerhause
Carlos Montalbán
Carlos Montal...
Luís Agrandi
Nehemiah Persoff
Nehemiah Pers...
Leo
Felice Orlandi
Felice Orland...
Vince Fawcett
Herbie Faye
Herbie Faye
Max
Rusty Lane
Rusty Lane
Danny McKeogh
Jack Albertson
Jack Albertso...
Pop
Paul Frees
Paul Frees
Priest
William Henry
William Henry
Fight Arena Locker Room Guard
Frank McLure
Frank McLure
Reporter at Hospital
William H. O'Brien
William H. O'...
Ringsider
Bert Stevens
Bert Stevens
Fight Crowd Spectator
Arthur Tovey
Arthur Tovey
Fight Crowd Spectator
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