IA #81: World In My Corner (1956)

 World in My Corner (1956) on IMDb

With the Internet Archive Top 100, you’re never too far from a film noir. World in My Corner is a film noir boxing movie starring Audie Murphy, known more for his Westerns. He plays an aspiring young boxer from Jersey City sponsored by a millionaire. He falls for the millionaire’s daughter, then decides to work for a crooked fight promoter to earn the money he thinks he needs to persuade her to marry him.

Murphy was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. This was his follow-up to the film version of his autobiography, To Hell and Back which set a box-office record for Universal at the time. Enjoy!