The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall (1956)

No Punches Pulled! If you thought "On The Waterfront" hit hard... wait till you see this one!

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1956-05-09
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 69 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: Español
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Summary

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.

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  • The Harder They Fall Photos

    Camera Burnett Guffey Director of Photography
    Writing Budd Schulberg Novel
    Sound Hugo Friedhofer Original Music Composer
    Directing Mark Robson Director
    Costume & Make-Up Clay Campbell Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Helen Hunt Hairstylist
    Production Jerry Wald Executive Producer
    Art William Kiernan Set Decoration
    Editing Jerome Thoms Editor
    Writing Philip Yordan Screenplay
    Production Philip Yordan Producer
    Art William Flannery Art Direction
    Sound Lambert E. Day Sound
    Art Alfred E. Spencer Set Decoration
    Sound John P. Livadary Recording Supervision

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