The Big Knife (1955)

NR 10/25/1955 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 51m

A Journey to the Dark Heart of Hollywood


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.

  1. Robert Aldrich


  2. Clifford Odets


  3. James Poe


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  1. Jack Palance

    Jack Palance

    Charles Castle

  2. Ida Lupino

    Ida Lupino

    Marion Castle

  3. Wendell Corey

    Wendell Corey

    Smiley Coy

  4. Jean Hagen

    Jean Hagen

    Connie Bliss

  5. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger

    Stanley Shriner Hoff

  6. Shelley Winters

    Shelley Winters

    Dixie Evans

  7. Ilka Chase

    Ilka Chase

    Patty Benedict

  8. Everett Sloane

    Everett Sloane

    Nat Danziger

  9. Wesley Addy

    Wesley Addy

    Horatio "Hank" Teagle

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The Big Knife
The Big Knife

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Original Language English

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