The Harder They Fall
Movie was released on 1956-05-09, the IMDB rating is 7,5 (upd: 01-20-2021) and lasts 109 min. The Harder They Fall belongs to the following categories: Best Sport, Drama. Directed by Jody Blose, Mark Robson.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.
Actors: Arthur Tovey, Bert Stevens, Carlos Montalbán, Edward Andrews, Felice Orlandi, Frank McLure, 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
Country: United States of America