The Harder They Fall (1956) Classic Movie Review 134

The Harder They Fall (1956)

Today’s movie is The Harder They Fall (1956). This is a gritty boxing Film-Noir without a serious femme fatale. However, Jan Sterling is playinga against type as a loving wife. This movie was Humphrey Bogart last film. Rod Steiger led a vicious crew of gangsters. Real boxers rounded out the…

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The Set-Up (1949) Classic Movie Review 113

The Set-Up (1949)

  Today’s movie is The Set-Up (1949). This film was based on a poem by Joseph Moncure March, about a black boxer with the stuff to be a champ but was never given the chance. A small piece of the poem reads: Mean as a panther, Crafty as a fox,…

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Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) Classic Movie Review 103

Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

  This is a very sad, sort of buddy movie. The guys never had a chance. Today’s movie is Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962). This movie tells the story of a boxer, his trainer, and his manager. The boxer is the primary character. Actor Anthony Quinn shot this film during…

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99 River Street (1953) Classic Movie Review 38

99 River Street (1953)

99 River Street (1953) is a gritty film noir classic that follows a down and out boxer as he deals with gangsters as a result of his wife’s infidelity. I am excited to be bringing my first review of a film noir classic. So let’s jump right into Episode 38…

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