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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.25 /10
Robert Ryan , Audrey Totter , George Tobias
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Directed by: Robert Wise
Written by: Art Cohn from Joseph Moncure's poem

Released: 1949
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 72

Boxer (Robert Ryan, pictured) refuses gangsters' invitation to "throw" his last fight.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Classic if predictable film noir about 72 minutes in the life of a boxer, notable for a gutsy central performance by Robert Ryan, and the skill with which Robert Wise directed the whole thing on a shoestring. The film is, however, let down by the leading actress.

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