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The Harder They Fall Movie Review Summary

Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane, Harold Stone

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Produced and written by Philip Yordan, THE HARDER THEY FALL, directed by Mark Robson, is Humphrey Bogart's last movie. The picture earned a nomination for the Academy award in the Best Cinematography category.
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Bogart is hired as a publicist by Rod Steiger, a crooked manager, in order to promote an unknown boxer coming from Argentina. Toro Moreno is big and strong but isn't a real boxer. Nevertheless, thanks to Bogart's relations in the medias, Toro becomes a star without having boxed a single round.

Steiger fixes the first 25 fights of Toro so that his boxer is given the opportunity to challenge the heavy-weight champion of the world. When Bogart understands that Toro will be sacrificed and slaughtered during the fight and that he won't even earn 50 dollars for it, Bogie gets angry.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime Kind of sports story:    -   boxing Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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