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Ruthless
Sharkishly handsome Zachary Scott is right in his element in the Eagle-Lion melodrama Ruthless. Told in flashback, this is the story of the rise and fall of unscrupulous financier Horace Vendig (Scott). Hiding behind a veneer of respectability, Vendig steps on and rolls over anyone who stands in his way, including his lifelong friend Vic Lambdin (Louis Hayward), utilities executive Buck Mansfield (Sydney Greenstreet) and various and sundry women, among them Susan Duane (Martha Vickers) and Christine Mansfield (Lucille Bremer). Poor Diana Lynn is subjected to Vendig's cruelties twice, in… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ulmer's approach is monumental and detailed, baroquely gestural and coldly violent."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Complex, richly directed tale of a millionaire's rise to power and those he exploits."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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