Monkey On My Back

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Sports

The monkey of the title is morphine addiction, and the back it's riding on is Cameron Mitchell's in a portrayal of former welter- and lightweight boxing champ Barney Ross. A flamboyant, high-living character, Ross takes off as a Marine for WW II and is awarded a medal for heroism at Guadalcanal. He soon contracts malaria, however, and is given morphine...read more

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: The monkey of the title is morphine addiction, and the back it's riding on is Cameron Mitchell's in a portrayal of former welter- and lightweight boxing champ Barney Ross. A flamboyant, high-living character, Ross takes off as a Marine for WW II and is awa… (more)

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