The Harder They Fall

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A boxing drama with Bogart (in his last role) typecast as the sports publicist who finally does the right thing and sets out to expose the syndicate, The Harder They Fall bears the hallmark of its producer/writer Philip Yordan all over it. Robson tries vainly to give the movie the look of a thriller with lots of shadows and bleak lighting, but Yordan consistently returns it to the field of melodrama by setting his drama in the home - as Bogart and his wife Sterling agonise over his job of exposing the fixed fights - rather than in the boxing ring.

By: PH

Release details

Duration: 109 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Robson
Screenwriter: Philip Yordan
Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Rod Steiger
Jan Sterling
Mike Lane
Max Baer
Edward Andrews
Carlos Montalban
Nehemiah Persoff
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