One of the most scathing indictments of professional boxing ever committed to film, THE HARDER THEY FALL presents Humphrey Bogart as Eddie Willis, a once-scrupulous sportswriter, now working for Nick Benko (Rod Steiger), a shady mob-connected promoter. Eddie is handling the publicity for
Benko's new find, Toro Moreno (Mike Lane), a giant Argentine boxer with a powder-puff punch and a glass jaw. But Benko fixes one fight after another and soon the towering heavyweight, who thinks he's doing it on his own, faces Gus Dundee (Pat Comiskey), a top contender who was so battered by the
current champ, Buddy Brannen (one-time heavyweight title holder Max Baer), that even To...