Monkey on My Back | 1957

Drama, Sports
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 ...more

Cast

... Barney Ross

Actor

... Cathy

Actor

... Rico

Actor

... Sam Pian

Actor

... Noreen

Actor

... Barney's Mother

Actor

... Big Ralph

Actor

... McAvoy

Actor

... Lew Surati

Actor

... Latham

Actor

... Art Winch

Actor

... Spike

Actor

Company

United Artists Films

Studio

Synopsis

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.

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