The Harder They Fall Poster

Release Date: March 6th, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Broke and without work, newspaper reporter Eddie Willis (Humphrey Bogart) agrees to work for the corrupt boxing promoter Nick Benko (Rod Steiger) to help hype his new boxer, Toro Moreno (Mike Lane). While Toro is beastly in appearance, he has no actual boxing talent, and all his fights are fixed. When Toro gets a shot at the title against the brutal Buddy Brannen (Max Baer), Willis is faced with the tough decision of whether or not to tell Toro that his entire career is a sham.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane, Max Baer, Edward Andrews

Director: Mark Robson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Fall, Gritty, New York City, Deception, Sacrifice, Dark, 1950s, Rise


Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)