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The Big Knife (1955)

Not Rated
111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.
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Writers
James Poe (adapted for the screen by) | Clifford Odets (stage play)
Composer
Frank De Vol (as Frank DeVol)
Cinematographer
Ernest Laszlo (photographed by)
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Release date
Oct 25, 1955 (United States)

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Cast

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21 cast members
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Jack Palance
Charles Castle Charles Castle   See fewer
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Ida Lupino
Marion Castle Marion Castle   See fewer
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Wendell Corey
Smiley Coy Smiley Coy   See fewer
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Jean Hagen
Connie Bliss Connie Bliss   See fewer
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Rod Steiger
Stanley Shriner Hoff Stanley Shriner Hoff   See fewer
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Ilka Chase
Patty Benedict Patty Benedict   See fewer
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Everett Sloane
Nat Danziger Nat Danziger   See fewer
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Wesley Addy
Horatio 'Hank' Teagle Horatio 'Hank' Teagle   See fewer
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Paul Langton
Buddy Bliss Buddy Bliss   See fewer
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Nick Dennis
Mickey Feeney Mickey Feeney   See fewer
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Bill Walker
Russell Russell   See fewer
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Michael Winkelman
Billy Castle (as Mike Winkelman) Billy Castle (as Mike Winkelman)   See fewer
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Shelley Winters
Dixie Evans (as Miss Shelley Winters) Dixie Evans (as Miss Shelley Winters)   See fewer
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Richard Boone
Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Cravat
Nick (uncredited) Nick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emhardt
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Michael Fox
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Strother Martin
Stillman (uncredited) Stillman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Sherman
Bongo Player (uncredited) Bongo Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Volkie
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Mel Welles
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Ratings Breakdown

6.8 / 10 | 2,997 votes