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Film Noir: The Harder They Fall

Director:Mark Robin

Based on a novel by: Buddy Schulberg

Screenplay by: Phillip Yordan

Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Mike Lane

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This is a fight film. Eddie Willis (Bogart) a washed-up sportswriter, is hired by Nick Benko ( Steiger) the head of a boxing syndicate to promote an Argentinian fighter named Toro ( Lane)

There is problem. Toro can’t fight. But, because he is a giant of a man and promoted well, he attracts huge crowds.

Things turn ugly when Toro is badly injured and wants to go home. Benko and his thugs turn cruel. Willis is in for the fight of his life. The complications of noir.

Filmed in New York, California and Los Vegas.

 

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