Sunday, April 24, 2011

The big knife (1955) - Jack Palance and Ida Lupino in classic film noir

Rating 7.0/10
Runtime: 114 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
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Jack Palance ... Charles Castle
Ida Lupino ... Marion Castle
Wendell Corey ... Smiley Coy
Jean Hagen ... Connie Bliss
Rod Steiger ... Stanley Shriner Hoff
Shelley Winters ... Dixie Evans
Ilka Chase ... Patty Benedict
Everett Sloane ... Nat Danziger
Wesley Addy ... Horatio Hank Teagle

Description: 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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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.30 GB, 1634 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 624*448 (4:3), XviD = XviD 1.2.0.dev47
Audio : 157 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish, French) + sample (9 MB)