The Harder They Fall

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

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.

Humphrey Bogart Rod Steiger Jan Sterling Mike Lane Max Baer Jersey Joe Walcott Edward Andrews Harold J. Stone Carlos Montalbán Nehemiah Persoff Felice Orlandi Herbie Faye Rusty Lane Jack Albertson Paul Frees William Henry Frank McLure William H. O'Brien Bert Stevens Arthur Tovey Brandon Beach Joanne Arnold Val Avery Al Baffert Bill Baldwin Walter Baldwin Emily Belser Julie Benedic Phil Berger Show All…




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Il colosso d'argilla, Storstadsjungel, Más dura será la caída, Толкова по-тежко е падането