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The Big Knife

The Big Knife

Year: 1955

Genres: Drama,Film-Noir

Countries: USA

Votes: 1031

Rating: 7.0

Cast: Addy Wesley; Boone Richard; Corey Wendell; Cravat Nick; Dennis Nick; Emhardt Robert; Fox Michael; Langton Paul; Martin Strother; Palance Jack; Sherman Robert; Sloane Everett; Steiger Rod; Volkie Ralph; Walker Bill; Welles Mel; Winkelman Michael; Chase Ilka; Hagen Jean; Lupino Ida; Winters Shelley; Aldrich Robert; Odets Clifford; Poe James; Laszlo Ernest; De Vol Frank; Luciano Michael; Bass Saul


Storyline: Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this screen adaptation of a Clifford Odets play, Castle is pressured by his studio boss and manipulated into a potentially murderous cover-up to protect his career. An indictment of the amoral world of 50’s Hollywood and its corrosive effect upon the artist.

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