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The Harder They Fall

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Runtime:


109 Minutes

Overview:


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.

Cast:

Arthur Tovey
Bert Stevens
Carlos Montalbán
Edward Andrews
Felice Orlandi
Frank Mcclure
Harold J. Stone
Herbie Faye
Humphrey Bogart
Jack Albertson
Jan Sterling
Jersey Joe Walcott
Max Baer
Mike Lane
Nehemiah Persoff
Paul Frees
Rod Steiger
Rusty Lane
William H. O'Brien
William Henry

Genres:

Drama
Film-Noir
Sport

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