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:
  • Budd Schulberg
  • Philip Yordan

Stars:
Release Date: 1956-05-09
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  • Country: US
  • Language: Español | English
  • Runtime: 109
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Nick Benko
Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
Beth Willis
Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Boga...
Eddie Willis
Max Baer
Max Baer
Buddy Brannen
Harold J. Stone
Harold J. Sto...
Art Leavitt, TV sportscaster
Edward Andrews
Edward Andrew...
Jim Weyerhause
Jack Albertson
Jack Albertso...
Pop
Nehemiah Persoff
Nehemiah Pers...
Leo
Mike Lane
Mike Lane
Toro Moreno
Carlos Montalbán
Carlos Montal...
Luís Agrandi
Felice Orlandi
Felice Orland...
Vince Fawcett
Herbie Faye
Herbie Faye
Max
Rusty Lane
Rusty Lane
Danny McKeogh
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'...
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