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The Big Knife
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Jack Palance Jack Palance
Charles Castle
Ida Lupino Ida Lupino
Marion Castle
Wendell Corey Wendell Corey
Smiley Coy
Jean Hagen Jean Hagen
Connie Bliss
Rod Steiger Rod Steiger
Stanley Shriner Hoff
Ilka Chase Ilka Chase
Patty Benedict
Everett Sloane Everett Sloane
Nat Danziger
Wesley Addy Wesley Addy
Horatio 'Hank' Teagle


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James Poe James Poe
Clifford Odets Clifford Odets
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The Big Knife

2 years, 9 months ago at May 2 18:55
The problem isn’t that the film isn’t any good, on the contrary, it’s quite entertaining, and it’s that the script never sells the central problem as some huge life-altering event. Somehow the trials and tribulations of an actor being strong-armed into signing a seven-year contract and wanting to expand into more artistic and challenging material just seems too slight for this kind of gran... read more

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2 months ago at Dec 8 21:46
It has so much conviction put in demonstrate its antihollywood thesis, that has an ugly charm. I like Aldrich´s rudeness. Palance and Steiger, one brute one brute and refined, are perfect matches for this torrid acting. Lupino, Hagen (the best), and winters ok.
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Release date: 25 November 1955
UPC: 027616880147
Tags: Film Noir (3), 1955 (2), Actor (1), 1950s (1), Drama (1), HQ (1), 50's (1), Usa (1), Fame (1), Celebrity (1), Producer (1), Cinema Industry (1), Hollywood (1), Filmmaking (1), Corruption (1)
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fernando posted a review 2 months ago

“It has so much conviction put in demonstrate its antihollywood thesis, that has an ugly charm. I like Aldrich´s rudeness. Palance and Steiger, one brute one brute and refined, are perfect matches for this torrid acting. Lupino, Hagen (the best), and winters ok.” read more

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The Big Knife

“The problem isn’t that the film isn’t any good, on the contrary, it’s quite entertaining, and it’s that the script never sells the central problem as some huge life-altering event. Somehow the trials and tribulations of an actor being strong-armed into signing a seven-year contract and wanting to expand into more artistic and challenging material just seems too slight for this kind of grandeur. In small doses and in fleeting supporting roles The Big Knife can sell it, but those are the exceptions to the rule.

Jack Palance’s artistic integrity as an actor isn’t a very burning issue, and The Big Knife is far better when detailing how his sordid past behavior is constantly coming back to haunt him, make a mess of his family life and constantly silenced by the studio for ” read more

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