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Monkey on My Back (1957)

Monkey on My Back (1957)

Monkey on My Back





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This drama chronicles the struggle of decorated WW II veteran Barney Ross to resume his career as a champion boxer. Unfortunately, along with his medals, Ross returns to the states with malaria and a morphine addiction that becomes so intense that it nearly destroys his personal and professional life.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Anthony Veiller, Paul Dudley, Crane Wilbur
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On DVD: Feb 8, 2005
United Artists

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Cameron Mitchell
as Barney Ross
Lisa Golm
as Barney's Mother
Barry Kelley
as Big Ralph
Lewis Charles
as Lew Surati
Robert Holton
as Dr. Sullivan
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All Critics (1)

A well-intentioned but nevertheless unimaginative and dreary biopic on welterweight boxing champion Barney Ross.

Full Review… | June 11, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Monkey on My Back

It was a pretty good movie for what it was. I thought it did a good job with showing the highs and lows.

Sarah Prisbylla

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This is the true story of Barney Ross. A heavyweight boxer and World War II Veteran. After almost getting everything he needs in life he is shot in war and has to take Morphine to help stop the pain. He then can not stop his urge to use Morphine. It later tears his entire life apart and almost looses his wife and kids. I definitely recommend this movie because it has everything. Romance, War, Boxing, and a little bit of Comedy.

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