Harder They Fall

Harder They Fall

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Director: Mark Robson

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling

     
 

Mark Robson directs Humphrey Bogart in his final film, the boxing drama The Harder They Fall, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and Portuguese soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Korean subtitles areSee more details below

Overview

Mark Robson directs Humphrey Bogart in his final film, the boxing drama The Harder They Fall, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and Portuguese soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Korean subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include trailers for other Bogart films. This is a fine release from Columbia/TriStar that will appeal to any Bogart fan or classic Hollywood enthusiast.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Mark Robson's exposé of professional boxing is impressively realistic, reflecting screenwriter Budd Schulberg's intimate knowledge of the sport, but it has a difficult time being shocking with the revelation of the game's corruption. A Film a clef so closely based on the career of Italian fighter Primo Carnera that he sued Columbia Pictures after it was released, it follows his screen surrogate's career through the eyes of a former sportswriter Humphrey Bogart, who is reluctantly working as his press agent. This was Bogart's last film, and he gives a reasonable performance, but seems far too weary to play a character who needs to embody the outraged conscience of the film, while Steiger plays the fighter's sleazy manager in his best rabid-dog style. Again, the fight scenes are authentically staged, including some of the ugliest ring carnage onscreen in the era before Raging Bull (1980), but the film's predictability tends to muffle its impact.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
UPC:
0043396085633
Original Release:
1956
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Remastered in high definition; Widescreen presentation; Audio: english, portuguese; Subtitles: english, french, japanese, korean, portuguese, spanish; The Bogart collection; Bonus trailers; Scene selections; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Eddie Willis
Rod Steiger Nick Benko
Jan Sterling Beth Willis
Mike Lane Toro Moreno
Max Baer Buddy Brannen
Edward Andrews Jim Weyerhause
Jersey Joe Walcott George
Harold J. Stone Art Leavitt
Carlos Montalban Luis Agrandi
Nehemiah Persoff Leo
Felice Orlandi Vince Fawcett
Herbie Faye Max
Rusty Lane Danny McKeogh
Jack Albertson Pop
Val Avery Frank
Tommy Herman Tommy
Vinnie de Carlo Joey
Pat Comiskey Gus Dundee
Matt Murphy Sailor Rigazzo
Abel Fernandez Chief Firebird
Marian Carr Alice
Patricia Dane Shirley
Diana Mumby Actor
Ralph Gamble Actor
Mark Scott Actor
Joe Herrera Actor
J. Lewis Smith Brannen's Manager
Everett Glass Minister
William Roerick Lawyer
Lillian Culver Mrs Harding
Jack Daly Reporter
Richard Norris Reporter
Don Kohler Reporter
Charles Tannen Reporter
Russ Whiteman Reporter
Mort Mills Reporter
Stafford Repp Reporter
Sandy Sanders Reporter
Emily Belser Reporter
Elaine Edwards Vince's Girl Friend
Tina Carver Mrs. Benko
Paul H. Frees Priest
Frank S. Hagney Referee
Tony Blankley Benko's Son

Technical Credits
Mark Robson Director
Clay Campbell Makeup
William Flannery Art Director
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
William Kiernan Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerome Thoms Editor
Philip Yordan Producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. Eddie Willis, Ex-Sportswriter
3. Powder Puff Punch & A Glass Jaw
4. Deal
5. Freak Attraction
6. The Fourth Estate
7. Sailor Rigazzo vs. Toro
8. In the Soup
9. Setting the Account
10. Managers Meeting
11. The Fix Is In
12. The Right Thing
13. Chief Firebird's Pride
14. The Chicken-Wire Routine
15. Punched Out
16. Visa Revoked
17. "Help Me, Eddie!"
18. Gus Dundee vs. Toro
19. At the Hospital
20. Money Means Everything
21. Buddy's Beef
22. A Letter From Mother
23. A Credit to His Profession
24. The Truth
25. The Main Event
26. $49.07
27. Transferral of Shares
28. Payback

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