|The Harder They Fall|
|Directed by||Mark Robson|
|Produced by||Philip Yordan|
|Music by||Hugo Friedhofer|
|Editing by||Jerome Thoms|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 9, 1956|
(U. Mark Robson ( December 4, 1913 – June 20, 1978) was a Canadian -born Film editor, Film director and Philip Yordan ( April 1, 1914 - March 24, 2003) was a popular and talented Screenwriter of the 1940s 1950s and 1960s Budd Schulberg (born March 27 1914, in New York City, New York) is an American Screenwriter and Novelist. Philip Yordan ( April 1, 1914 - March 24, 2003) was a popular and talented Screenwriter of the 1940s 1950s and 1960s Rod Steiger ( April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American Academy Award -winning Actor known for his Jan Sterling ( April 3 1921 – March 26 2004) was an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe -winning American Hugo Wilhelm Friedhofer ( May 3, 1901 - May 17, 1981) was a German-American film music composer born in San Francisco. Burnett Guffey, ASC ( May 26, 1905 - May 30, 1983 in Del Rio Tennessee) was an American Cinematographer. }} Columbia Pictures Industries Inc is an American Film production and distribution company Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. S. A. )
|Running time||109 minutes|
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Sportswriter Eddie Willis is broke after the newspaper he works for goes under. He's hired by boxing promoter Nick Benko to act as publicist for his new boxer, a giant, slow-witted, and untalented Argentinian named Toro Moreno.
Eddie knows Benko to be corrupt and unethical, but accepts the job because the money's good. Unbeknownst to Toro, all of his fights are fixed to make the public believe that the boxer is for real. Eddie promotes the fights, but begins to feel guilty about his work. The film climaxes when Benko arranges for Toro to fight a vengeful heavyweight champ, a fight that can't be fixed.
The film originally went out with two different endings: in one, Eddie Willis demanded that boxing be banned altogether, while in the other, Willis merely insisted that there be a federal investigation of the prizefighting business. The video version contains the "harder" ending, while most television prints end with the "softer" message. 
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Film critic Bosley Crowther liked the film, writing, "It's a brutal and disagreeable story, probably a little far-fetched, and without Mr. Rod Steiger ( April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American Academy Award -winning Actor known for his Jan Sterling ( April 3 1921 – March 26 2004) was an Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe -winning American Edward Andrews ( October 9, 1914 &ndash March 8, 1985) was an American actor one of the most recognizable Character actors on television Harold J Stone ( March 13 1913 – November 18 2005) was an American film and television Character Carlos Montalbán ( June 5, 1903 - March 28, 1991) was a Mexican Character actor. Nehemiah Persoff (born August 2 1919, Jerusalem, Palestine Mandate (now Israel) is a prolific American film and television character Jack Albertson ( June 16, 1907 – November 25, 1981) was an American award-winning Character actor dating to Anthony “Tony” Blankley (born 1948 in London, United Kingdom) is an Executive Vice President with Edelman public relations in Washington a Visiting Arnold Raymond Cream ( January 31, 1914 – February 25, 1994) better known as Jersey Joe Walcott, was a world heavyweight Max Baer may refer to Max Baer (judge (born 1947 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer (boxer (1909&ndash1959 boxer Francis Bosley Crowther ( July 13, 1905 &ndash March 7, 1981) was a Film critic for The New York Times for Schulberg's warmest character—the wistful widow who bestowed her favors on busted pugs. But with all the arcana of the fight game that Mr. Yordan and Mr. Robson have put into it—along with their bruising, brutish fight scenes—it makes for a lively, stinging film. "
Critic Dennis Schwartz wrote, "The unwell Bogie's last film is not a knockout, but his hard-hitting performance is terrific as a has-been sports journalist out of desperation taking a job as a publicist for a fight fixer in order to get a bank account. . . The social conscience film is realistic, but fails to be shocking or for that matter convincing. "
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