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American Playhouse

The Big Knife (Season 7, Episode 15)
TV Episode | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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...See moreCharles 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. Written by Thomas Robin See less
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Jul 27, 1988 (United States)

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Betsy Brantley
Marion Castle Marion Castle   See fewer
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Colin Bruce
Hank Teagle Hank Teagle   See fewer
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Harry Ditson
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Peter Gallagher
Charles Castle Charles Castle   See fewer
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Errol John
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Stubby Kaye
Nat Danziger Nat Danziger   See fewer
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Nehemiah Persoff
Marcus Hoff Marcus Hoff   See fewer
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Irene Worth
Patty Benedict Patty Benedict   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 8 votes