The Big Knife

by Robert Aldrich 1h51min United States 1955
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The Big Knife
by Robert Aldrich

Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Jack Palance : Charles Castle
  • Ida Lupino : Marion Castle
  • Wendell Corey : Smiley Coy
  • Jean Hagen : Connie Bliss
  • Shelley Winters : Dixie Evans
  • Rod Steiger : Stanley Hoff
  • And with: Everett Sloane, Ilka Chase, Wesley Addy, Paul Langton, Richard Boone


  • Director Robert Aldrich
  • Scenario James Poe
  • Original work author Clifford Odets
  • Photo director Ernest Laszlo
  • Set Design Edward G. Boyle
  • Sound Jack Solomon
  • Editing Michael Luciano
  • Original music Frank De Vol
  • Producer Robert Aldrich
  • Production Compagny The Associates & Aldrich Company Productions
  • Distributor Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixStéréo
  • Production1955
  • Release date for France11/25/1955
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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