The Big Knife (1955)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.


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  • Jack Palance and Shelley Winters in The Big Knife (1955)
  • Jack Palance and Ida Lupino in The Big Knife (1955)
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  • Jack Palance and Rod Steiger in The Big Knife (1955)

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12 December 2004 | shepardjessica-1
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| Tough 50's Hollywood Nightmare!
One of the 10 best of '55 with sparks flying between Palance & Steiger. Subtle performance by Ms. Ida Lupino and intensity personified by J. Palance. Rod Steiger with white hair and hearing aid is pretty scary. Written by Clifford Odets, this realistic Hollywood tale cuts no corners and does not see out.

An 8 out of 10. Best performance = Rod Steiger. Too grim for some. Beautiful B/W cinematography and terrific script and the entire cast is deliberate and impassioned. I don't believe it was nominated for anything, but should have been. I'm not sure if this is on video or DVD, but check it out!

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