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The Harder They Fall (1956)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 21, 2003

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Running Time
1 hour, 49 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures, Philip Yordan Productions

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Other Titles
• The Harder They Fall
• Schmutziger Lorbeer (1956)
• Il Colosso d'argilla (1956)

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Genre: Film-Noir, Drama, Sports, Suspense, Scams And Cons, Tragedy, Gangsters

Tagline: No Punches Pulled! If you thought "On The Waterfront" hit hard... wait till you see this one!

Plot: Bud Schulberg's novel is brought to the screen with distinction by Humphrey Bogart in this, his last, role. Eddie Willis (Bogart) is an unemployed sportswriter hired to write about Argentinean boxer Toto Moreno by the boxer's corrupt manager Nick Benko (Rod Steiger). Willis is on the level in the beginning, but when he discovers Benko's obscene exploitation of his young Argentinean protege, the tables turn and Willis to decide to write a piece promoting exposes the racket. Bogart died soon after filming.

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 Directed by
Mark Robson
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 Written by
Budd Schulberg
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Philip Yordan
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Rod Steiger
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Jan Sterling
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 Music By
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