Harder They Fall, The (1956)
Front Cover Actor
Humphrey Bogart Eddie Willis
Rod Steiger Nick Benko
Jan Sterling Beth Willis
Mike Lane Toro Moreno
Max Baer Buddy Brannen
Jersey Joe Walcott George
Edward Andrews Jim Weyerhause
Harold Stone Art Leavitt, TV Sportscaster (as Harold J. Stone)
Carlos Montalbán Luis Agrandi
Nehemiah Persoff Leo
Harold J. Stone Art Leavitt
Carlos Montalban Luis Agrandi
'Jersey' Joe Walcott
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Film-Noir; Sport; Thriller
Director Mark Robson
Producer Philip Yordan
Writer Budd Schulberg; Philip Yordan
Studio COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 49 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Humphrey Bogart's final screen role was in this 1956 film by Mark Robson (Home of the Brave), about a cynical sportswriter who becomes a press agent and sees firsthand how badly boxers are used and manipulated by crooked managers. The story finds Bogart's character waffling about the ethics surrounding the exploitation of an overrated fighter who will earn money for his handlers in the short term, then be tossed onto the scrap heap. This is a very tough tale written by Budd Schulberg and shot with determined unromanticism; the boxing sequences are among the most striking and violent ever committed to film. Jan Sterling plays Bogart's wife, who watches him vacillate about whether to expose the fight syndicate as a racket. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1363
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/23/04
Store Other
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.85 Wide Screen
1.85:1
UPC 043396085633
Chapters
Release Date 1/21/03
Subtitles Arabic; Czech; Danish; Dutch; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Italian; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish; Japanese; Korean
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned Widescreen