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The Harder They Fall (1956)

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109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.
Director
Writers
Philip Yordan (screen play) | Budd Schulberg (based on a novel by)
Composer
Hugo Friedhofer (music composed by)
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Gross (US & Canada)
$1,350,000
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Release date
Mar 31, 1956 (United States)

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Humphrey Bogart
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Rod Steiger
Nick Benko Nick Benko   See fewer
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Jan Sterling
Beth Willis Beth Willis   See fewer
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Mike Lane
Toro Moreno Toro Moreno   See fewer
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Max Baer
Buddy Brannen Buddy Brannen   See fewer
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Edward Andrews
Jim Weyerhause Jim Weyerhause   See fewer
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Harold J. Stone
Art Leavitt Art Leavitt   See fewer
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Carlos Montalbán
Luís Agrandi (as Carlos Montalban) Luís Agrandi (as Carlos Montalban)   See fewer
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Felice Orlandi
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Rusty Lane
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Val Avery
Frank (uncredited) Frank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Baffert
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Baldwin
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Tony Blankley
Benko Son (uncredited) Benko Son (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benko Daughter (uncredited) Benko Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marian Carr
Alice (uncredited) Alice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Benko (uncredited) Mrs. Benko (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fight Fan (uncredited) Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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