The Big Knife
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Robert Aldrich's screen adaptation of Clifford Odets' stage play reflects the quandary of the writer's later career; the golden boy of the Group Theater in the '30s, when his plays were the toast of Broadway, his talent seemed to wither after a number of years in the screenwriting trenches, and a revulsion for what he saw as hackwork combined with his capitulation to HUAC to blight his final decade. Jack Palance stars as Charlie Castle, a major film star who has refused to sign a long-term contract for big money with a studio run by the tyrannical Stanley Hoff (Rod Steiger).… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Tinseltown exposť like a manicured hand clenched into a fist"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A stinging film on Hollywood's studio system."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...an antiquated misfire."
‑ David Nusair, Apollo Guide
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