Monkey on My Back | 1957
In this fact-based film, star prizefighter Barney Ross puts his career on hold to fight in World War II. He soon distinguishes himself through his courageous service, but later becomes infected with malaria. He is sent home and treated with morphine, to which he soon becomes addicted. As he descends further into the throes of his deadly habit, his courageous wife, Cathy, vows to help her husband kick his addiction before it kills him.