The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

No Punches Pulled! If you thought "On The Waterfront" hit hard... wait till you see this one! May. 09, 1956 USA 109 Min.
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Mark Robson


Humphrey Bogart isEddie Willis
Eddie Willis
Rod Steiger isNick Benko
Nick Benko
Jan Sterling isBeth Willis
Beth Willis
Mike Lane isToro Moreno
Toro Moreno
Max Baer isBuddy Brannen
Buddy Brannen
Edward Andrews isJim Weyerhause
Jim Weyerhause
Harold J. Stone isArt Leavitt
Art Leavitt
Carlos Montalbán isLuís Agrandi
Luís Agrandi


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.

Original titleThe Harder They Fall
IMDb Rating 7.6 5,462 votes