The Harder They Fall
The Harder They Fall (1956)

An obviously ailing Humphrey Bogart made his final screen appearance in The Harder They Fall. Adapted from a novel by Budd Schulberg, the film is a thinly disguised a clef account of the Primo Carnera boxing scandal. Bogart is cast as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Honored as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema by the American Film Institute, the late iconic Humphrey Bogart is now similarly memorialized with the re-release of this screen classic compilation.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Fairly gritty and potent for its time, director Mark Robson (The Seventh Victim) delivers some terrifically brutal fight footage.

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Both [Rod] Steiger and [Humphrey] Bogart deliver outstanding performances, and director Mark Robson (Peyton Place, Valley of the Dolls) paces the action deftly.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

In this noir sports melodrama, which is his final screen role, Bogart gives a powerful performance.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The unwell Bogie's last film is not a knockout, but his hard-hitting performance is terrific.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O último filme de Bogie traz o veterano em mais uma ótima atuação (ainda que Steiger quase roube o show) e é suficientemente ambicioso, ainda que um tanto maniqueísta. ... uma pena, também, que as lutas sejam tão mal encenadas.

Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Even in a film where everyone seems to end up a loser, Humphrey Bogart finishes his career with a solid Bogie performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
bogie is great in his last film role as a reporter turned press agent in this fine boxing expose, a thinly veiled account of the career of mob boxer primo… More
Mike T.
The final chapter in Bogart's career is a fantastic one. This is a powerful study of corruption and manipulation, and one of the best crime-dramas… More
Graham Jones
Bogart's last film has many flaws, but his performance is so great, it makes this a memorable film.
cody franklin
Bogie goes out with a bang! He was dying of cancer while making this film and his intensity never wanes. Very enjoyable film about a gambler(Steiger) and a down… More
Lanning : )
Not Bogart's greatest, but a sure sign that even in his later films, he could still project a presence that could command the screen. Another chance for… More