Q Night at the Movies features The Harder They Fall 04/10
Posted on Apr 5, 2021
Q Night at the Movies presents the 1956 boxing film The Harder They Fall, starring Rod Steiger and Humphrey Bogart in his final film role. Before the movie we hear from filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood. After the feature it's more boxing with an inspiring look at Muhammad Ali followed by a celebration of Buddy Rich.based on Budd Schulberg's 1947 novel.based on Budd Schulberg's 1947 novel.based on Budd Schulberg's 1947 novel. It all starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Q.
On Story at 7:30 p.m. Writer, director and producer Gina Prince-Bythewood discusses her character-driven work in The Old Guard, Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights.
Feature Film The Harder They Fall at 8 p.m. Broke and without work, newspaper reporter Eddie Willis (Humphrey Bogart) agrees to work for the corrupt boxing promoter Nick Benko (Rod Steiger) to help hype his new boxer, Toro Moreno (Mike Lane). While Toro is beastly in appearance, he has no actual boxing talent, and all his fights are fixed. When Toro gets a shot at the title against the brutal Buddy Brannen (Max Baer), Willis is faced with the tough decision of whether or not to tell Toro that his entire career is a sham.
In Their Own Words Muhammad Ali at 9:55 p.m. Muhammad Ali's boxing successes, conversion to Islam, Parkinson's disease and his re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympic Games
Best of the Buddy Rich Show at 10:55 p.m. A collection of performances showcase drummer Buddy Rich and his band playing with special guests, including Ray Charles, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan and Mel Torme.