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The Big Knife(1955)

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Brief Synopsis

An unscrupulous movie producer blackmails an unhappy star into signing a new contract.

Cast & Crew

Robert Aldrich Director
Jack Palance Charles Castle
Ida Lupino Marion Castle
Wendell Corey Smiley Coy
Jean Hagen Connie Bliss
Rod Steiger Stanley Shriner Hoff
Ilka Chase Patty Benedict
Everett Sloane Nat Danziger
Wesley Addy Hank Teagle
Paul Langton Buddy Bliss
Nick Dennis Nicky Feeney
Bill Walker Russell
Mike Winkelman Billy Castle
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 25 Oct 1955; New York opening: 8 Nov 1955
Release Date:  1955 Production Date:  [1.85:1]
AFI; EBX; UCLA has 35mm print (probably Aldrich's)
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Associates & Aldrich Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  110-111 or 120 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Big Knife

    I_Fortuna 2013-01-20

    The only overacting in this film is the musical score. I think this exacerbates the acting making it seem larger. The fact is, almost no score would have... MORE>

  • Aldrich To The Set Please!

    Ross 2011-04-14

    Where does one start with this mess? Palance is horribly miscast and over-acts like mad through this tedious and stagy film. Even Steiger hams it up with... MORE>