Academy Award-Winner Humphery Bogart stars in one of his most memorable performances as Eddie Willis, a sportswriter who joins forces with a corrupt boxing promoter named Benko (Rod Steiger - The Player, In The Heart Of The Night). Together, they scheme to deceive Toro Moreno (Mike Lane), a clumsy, seven-foot giant, and the public into believing Moreno has a shot at the heavyweight title. Through a carefully arranged series of fixed fights, Toro is duped into believing that he is a capable contender, only to have his dreams - and his huge body - shattered when he is brutally between in a genuine fight with the heavyweight champion.
Jersey Joe Walcott appears as Moreno`s trainer, with former boxing great Max Baer as the heavyweight champ. THE HARDER THEY FALL is an intriguing film in the tradition of Bogart classics.
Release Date: 27 January 2003
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Running Time: 105 minutes
Production Year: 1956
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9
Main Language: English