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      The Harder They Fall

      Released May 9, 1956 1h 49m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 80% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Broke and without work, newspaper reporter Eddie Willis (Humphrey Bogart) agrees to work for the corrupt boxing promoter Nick Benko (Rod Steiger) to help hype his new boxer, Toro Moreno (Mike Lane). While Toro is beastly in appearance, he has no actual boxing talent, and all his fights are fixed. When Toro gets a shot at the title against the brutal Buddy Brannen (Max Baer), Willis is faced with the tough decision of whether or not to tell Toro that his entire career is a sham. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 02 Buy Now

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      Richard Brody New Yorker Packs the ambient violence of a sports world and a media scene that are infested with gangsters; it’s an exposé not just of boxing but of the American way of business. Jul 18, 2022 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times This hard-punching boxing-business picture... comes out swinging from the very beginning and doesn't stop until just before the end. Mar 25, 2006 Full Review George N. Fenin Film Culture Robson and Yordan have fulfilled their aesthetic objectives, making The Harder They Fall one of the most honest American films in recent years. But in accordance with the limitation of their vision, they only scratched the corrupted crust of [boxing]. Mar 28, 2022 Full Review Hoshi Soffen Shin Nichibei/New Japanese American News A lousy racket lurking around some of the prize fighting arenas of the country is being depicted in one of the most gripping films to come out of Hollywood crucible. Nov 22, 2019 Full Review Prairie Miller NewsBlaze Honored as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema by the American Film Institute, the late iconic Humphrey Bogart is now similarly memorialized with the re-release of this screen classic compilation. Dec 25, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com In this noir sports melodrama, which is his final screen role, Bogart gives a powerful performance. Rated: B+ Jul 5, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D I am not a big boxing guy but this is one of the best of its kind. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Audience Member Hard to watch. Script full of boring moments. Cliché. Bad acting. Fake violence in all the wrong places. Good music in all the wrong moments. Non plausible story, badly performed, but ambitious. Worst combo. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member I feel this movie covered a lot, and showed a hidden history, very entertaining. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Worst movie all year Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member What a great movie! I didn't see a lot of advertising for this but if you want to see a good western, lots of action and overall good movie check it out!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent film about the boxing industry. Humphrey Bogart's last film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/07/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Broke and without work, newspaper reporter Eddie Willis (Humphrey Bogart) agrees to work for the corrupt boxing promoter Nick Benko (Rod Steiger) to help hype his new boxer, Toro Moreno (Mike Lane). While Toro is beastly in appearance, he has no actual boxing talent, and all his fights are fixed. When Toro gets a shot at the title against the brutal Buddy Brannen (Max Baer), Willis is faced with the tough decision of whether or not to tell Toro that his entire career is a sham.
      Director
      Mark Robson
      Screenwriter
      Budd Schulberg, Philip Yordan
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures, Columbia TriStar Home Video
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 9, 1956, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 49m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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