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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Humphrey Bogart
Rod Steiger
Jan Sterling
Mike Lane
Directors
Mark Robson
Screenwriters
Philip Yordan
Budd Schulberg
Running Time
109 minutes

The Harder They Fall
In his last film, Bogey reasserts himself as the undisputed champion of cool-as-ice cynicism and hang-dog expressions.


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Plot
Bogey plays a tireless sports hack, Willis, who is roped into talking up crooked fight promoter Rod Steiger's boy into a title bout. As the lies get ever bolder in order to keep up the heavyweight pretense, Willis suufers a crisis of conscience.


Verdict
A raw, blood-soaked glare into the seedy underworld of sport, with terrific performances by two of Hollywood's heavweights.


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