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Biography Drama 19571h 34mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Drug Country: America

The painfully true story of welterweight boxing champion Barney Ross is detailed in Monkey on My Back. Cameron Mitchell stars as Ross, whose meteoric ring career is interrupted when he joins the Marines at the outset of WWII. A highly decorated hero, Ross contracts malaria oversees and is given morphine to assuage the pain. By the time he returns to the states, Ross is a confirmed drug addict. Before he can rise to the top again, he must hit rock bottom and his descent into the hell of narcotics dependency is graphically illustrated (so much so that the film was almost denied a Production Code seal). Though a cured Barney Ross served as technical advisor for Monkey on My Back, he ended up suing the producers for defamation of character -- and lost.Monkey on My Back featuring Cameron Mitchell and Dianne Foster is available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a biography and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (313 votes).

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#1332 Ranked in Drug Movies

#3738 Ranked in Biography Movies

#36143 Ranked in Drama Movies

Monkey on My Back has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.0 (313 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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