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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.25 /10
 
Starring
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
SPORTS
   
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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