Big Knife, The

Synopsis
THE BIG KNIFE, adapted from Clifford Odets’s gripping play, is a dark, cynical probing of the film industry’s behemoth studio system. When matinee idol Charlie Castle (Jack Palance) refuses to renew his studio contract, his career begins to take a turn for the worse. As autocratic movie mogul Stanley Hoff (Rod Steiger) stoops to blackmail to force him back onto the lot, Castle must also deal with being supported by his angry ex-wife, Marion (Ida Lupino). Director Robert Aldrich (THE DIRTY DOZEN) enfolds his critique of Hollywood’s warped dream factory in a melancholic and mysterious psychodrama, and Palance is unnervingly convincing in the part of the washed-up Tinseltown star.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Drama; Film studies

Credits

Director
Robert Aldrich
Writer
Clifford Odets
Cast
Ida Lupino 
Jack Palance 
Rod Steiger 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
107 minutes
Year
2009

Distributor (Sale)

 

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Name

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Notes
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