The Harder They Fall

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The Harder They Fall ★★★ 1956

A cold-eyed appraisal of the scuminfested boxing world. An unemployed reporter (Bogart in his last role) promotes a fighter for the syndicate, while doing an expose on the fight racket. Bogart became increasingly debilitated during filming and died soon afterward. Based on Budd Schulberg's novel. 109m/B VHS, DVD . Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane, Max Baer Sr., Albert “Poppy” Popwell; D: Mark Robson; W: Philip Yordan; C: Burnett Guffey.