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Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist. His editor, Shrike, takes pleasure in browbeating his alcoholic wife Florence for her past adultery, and assigning his employees journalistic jobs for which they have little aptitude or interest. Shrike goads Adam into meeting one of his correspondents, Fay Doyle, a teary, self-pitying woman who makes a play for him. Adam is torn between his loyalty to the newspaper and his girl Justy.

  1. Vincent J. Donehue


  2. Nathanael West


  3. Dore Schary


Top Billed Cast

  1. Montgomery Clift

    Montgomery Clift

    Adam White

  2. Myrna Loy

    Myrna Loy

    Florence Shrike

  3. Robert Ryan

    Robert Ryan

    William Shrike

  4. Dolores Hart

    Dolores Hart

    Justy Sargeant

  5. Maureen Stapleton

    Maureen Stapleton

    Fay Doyle

  6. Jackie Coogan

    Jackie Coogan

    Ned Gates

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • January 1, 1958



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