The Big Knife

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The Big Knife

movie business film noir

The Big Knife

Release Date: October 25, 1955

Year    :   1955
Slogan    :   «A Journey to the Dark Heart of Hollywood»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   United Artists, The Associates & Aldrich Company
Director    :   Robert Aldrich
Producers    :   Robert Aldrich, Jack Murton, Robert Sherman, Jack R. Berne
Writers    :   James Poe, Clifford Odets
RunTime    :   111 mins.

Movie star Charlie Castle draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff when he refuses to sign a new seven-year contract. Castle is sick of the low quality of the studio's films and wants to start a new life. While his estranged wife supports him in the decision, Castle's talent agent urges him to reconsider. When Castle continues to be uncooperative, Hoff resorts to blackmail in order to get his way.

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