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Year
1956
Runtime
109 min.
Director
Mark Robson
Genres
Drama, Sport, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
4,803
Checks
1,019
Favs
48
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
4.7% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. kzer_za's avatar

    kzer_za

    An enjoyable film and a great final performance from Bogart. 6 years 6 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Harder They Fall starts with really tense music, and I was wondering what the urgency was all about. Well, this film noir/boxing movie hybrid is extremely suspenseful all the way through, and the opener is priming us for it. In this, Humphrey Bogart's last film, he plays a down-on-his-luck sports writer hired as a press agent by a crooked fight promoter to make a lumbering, talentless, and naive giant a star. So the question becomes: Who is the title referring to? Bogie who has already fallen, rises again and sets himself up for a fall? The promoter sitting on ill-gotten millions? Or the poor fighter, who surely will meet a boxer who won't take a dive at SOME point? And therein lies the tension, the last act replete with moments where you fear for the characters (the ones not part of the mob anyway). Everyone needs money in this picture, but the biggest fight isn't in the boxing ring, it's capitalism vs. integrity. Does the latter even have a chance? In there is a comment about fighting as a sport and how we take care of the people we send into the grinder. 5 years 1 month ago
  3. Camille Deadpan's avatar

    Camille Deadpan

    I'm not a very big fan of boxing noir but this one is interesting. 10 years 10 months ago
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In 3 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #49 in IMDb's Sport Top 50
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    IMDb's Sport Top 50

    49
  2. This movie ranks #287 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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    TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films

    287
  3. This movie ranks #875 in Doubling the Canon
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    875
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