The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall (1956)

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.

  • Philip Yordan
  • Budd Schulberg
  • Mark Robson
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  • Release Date: 1956-05-09
  • Language: Español | English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 109

William H. O'Brien

Ringsider (uncredited)

Max Baer

Buddy Brannen

Felice Orlandi

Vince Fawcett

Frank McLure

Reporter at Hospital

Paul Frees


Arthur Tovey

Fight Crowd Spectator

Humphrey Bogart

Eddie Willis

Edward Andrews

Jim Weyerhause

William Henry

Fight Arena Locker Room Guard

Rod Steiger

Nick Benko

Mike Lane

Toro Moreno

Jan Sterling

Beth Willis

Harold J. Stone

Art Leavitt, TV sportscaster

Carlos Montalbán

Luís Agrandi

Bert Stevens

Fight Crowd Spectator
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