Ruthless
Ruthless (1948)

In this melodrama, an avaricious and ambitious man ruthlessly rises to the top at the expense of his family, and then loses it all.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 4, 2008
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Ulmer's approach is monumental and detailed, baroquely gestural and coldly violent.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Complex, richly directed tale of a millionaire's rise to power and those he exploits.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A compelling gothic melodrama that charts in flashback the life and career of a hard-hearted tycoon, played to the hilt by perennial screen-heel Zachary Scott.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A masterful trashy Gothic B-film character-story melodrama directed with vigor by the noted cult filmmaker of cheapie films from Poverty Row, Edgar G. Ulmer.

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jay nixon
Few were better at being a suavely contemptible worm than Zachary Scott as he proves he yet again. Good old fashioned melodrama about an amoral man's climb… More
Stephen Earnest
The message at the center of "Ruthless" may seem dated and unoriginal given how much time has passed since its making, but it's still just as… More
Brett Warren
Ruthless (A.K.A The b-grade Citizen Kane) tells the melodramatic tale of a sweet little boy who grows up to become a heartless caricature of a businessman. Why?… More