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Monkey on My Back (1957)

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94 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of Barney Ross, a World War II hero and champion professional boxer, who became addicted to morphine.
Writers
Ivan Bunny (biographical material furnished by) | Paul Dudley | Anthony Veiller | Crane Wilbur
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Updated May 29, 1957

Release date
May 29, 1957 (United States)
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56 cast members
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Cameron Mitchell
Barney Ross Barney Ross   See fewer
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Dianne Foster
Cathy Holland Cathy Holland   See fewer
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Jack Albertson
Sam Pian Sam Pian   See fewer
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Kathy Garver
Noreen Noreen   See fewer
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Lisa Golm
Barney's Mother Barney's Mother   See fewer
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Barry Kelley
Big Ralph Big Ralph   See fewer
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Dayton Lummis
J.L. McAvoy J.L. McAvoy   See fewer
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Lewis Charles
Lew Surati Lew Surati   See fewer
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Raymond Greenleaf
Dr. A.J. Latham Dr. A.J. Latham   See fewer
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Richard Benedict
Art Winch Art Winch   See fewer
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Brad Harris
Spike McAvoy Spike McAvoy   See fewer
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Robert Holton
Dr. Sullivan Dr. Sullivan   See fewer
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Chris Alcaide
Benjy - Drug Pusher (uncredited) Benjy - Drug Pusher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vince Barnett
Mushy - Barney's Trainer (uncredited) Mushy - Barney's Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scotty Beckett
Corpsman (uncredited) Corpsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar Blank
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Phil Bloom
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willie Bloom
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Chet Brandenburg
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Breen
Race Spectator (uncredited) Race Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Onlooker at Dice Table (uncredited) Onlooker at Dice Table (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Cirillo
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Collier
Derelict (uncredited) Derelict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
Stickman / Croupier (uncredited) Stickman / Croupier (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Marine Doctor (uncredited) Marine Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited) Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke Fishman
Hospital Patient (uncredited) Hospital Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Germane
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Glick
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Mickey Golden
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Herschel Graham
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Charley Green
Boxer (uncredited) Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Hospital Patient (uncredited) Hospital Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Haskett
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kenney
Boxing Promoter (uncredited) Boxing Promoter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Kirk
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Joseph La Cava
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard LaMarr
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Lytton
Fight Doctor (uncredited) Fight Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
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Eric Morris
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Morris
Landlady (uncredited) Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Perry
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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'Snub' Pollard
Hospital Patient (uncredited) Hospital Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Louie - Headwaiter (uncredited) Louie - Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Redondo
Ring Announcer (uncredited) Ring Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Robinson
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Romito
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sydney Smith
E.E. Mencken - Military Doctor (uncredited) E.E. Mencken - Military Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Stevans
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Bert Stevens
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Arthur Tovey
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Jack Woody
Man with Barney (uncredited) Man with Barney (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 271 votes