The Big Clock
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John Farrow's movie adaptation of Kenneth Fearing's The Big Clock, based on a screenplay by Jonathan Latimer (and produced by future James Bond screenwriter Richard Maibaum), is a near-perfect match for the book, telling in generally superb visual style a tale set against the backdrop of upscale 1940s New York and offering an early (but accurate) depiction of the modern media industry. Told in the back-to-front fashion typical of film noir, it opens with George Stroud (Ray Milland) trapped, his life in danger, his survival measured in the minute-by-minute movements of the huge central… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...there's no denying that the movie possesses a surprisingly contemporary vibe."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"First-rate 'noirish' thriller with comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Terrific suspense ... still packs a punch."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Wonderful thriller as Milland tries to prove his innocence while Laughton plots to get away with murder."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Thrilling psychological film noir."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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