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The Harder They Fall

Title
The Harder They Fall (2022)
The Harder They Fall
Year
2022
Catalog
Genre
IMDB
Rating
7.1 from 10 with total 68 votes
Premiere
1956-05-09
Runtime
109 minutes
Description
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.
Cast

Humphrey Bogart character Eddie Willis

Rod Steiger character Nick Benko

Jan Sterling character Beth Willis

Mike Lane character Toro Moreno

Max Baer character Buddy Brannen

Jersey Joe Walcott character George

Edward Andrews character Jim Weyerhause

Harold J. Stone character Art Leavitt, TV sportscaster

Carlos Montalbán character Luís Agrandi

Nehemiah Persoff character Leo

Felice Orlandi character Vince Fawcett

Herbie Faye character Max

Rusty Lane character Danny McKeogh

Jack Albertson character Pop

Paul Frees character Priest

William Henry character Fight Arena Locker Room Guard

Frank McLure character Reporter at Hospital

William H. O'Brien character Ringsider (uncredited)

Bert Stevens character Fight Crowd Spectator

Arthur Tovey character Fight Crowd Spectator

Brandon Beach character Party Guest