Rent The Harder They Fall (1956)

3.8 of 5 from 58 ratings
1h 44min
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Synopsis:
Academy Award-Winner Humphrey Bogart stars in one of his most memorable performances as Eddie Willis, a sportswriter who joins forces with a corrupt boxing promoter named Benko (Rod Steiger). Together, they scheme to deceive Toro Moreno (Mike Lane), a clumsy, seven-foot giant, and the public into believing Moreno has a shot at the heavyweight title. Through a carefully arranged series of fixed fights, Toro is duped into believing that he is a capable contender, only to have his dreams - and his huge body - shattered when he is brutally beaten in a genuine fight with the heavyweight champion.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Philip Yordan
Writers:
Philip Yordan, Budd Schulberg
Others:
Burnett Guffey
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/01/2003
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • The Bogart Collection Photo Montage Video

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Poignant but hard-hitting - The Harder They Fall review by MD

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02/02/2017

Poignant because it was Bogie's last film. He was dying of throat cancer but refused to stop, carrying on through the pain - you can sometimes hear it in his voice.

That aside, this is a tough, no-compromises look at the corruption in the boxing industry, and how one sports writer was sucked in but recovered his dignity. You will rarely see a more no-holds-barred portrayal of the viciousness of boxing - both inside and outside the rung. Watch it and weep - and enjoy too.

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