The Bottom of the Bottle (Beyond the River)
The Bottom of the Bottle (Beyond the River) (1956)

This melodrama based on a novel by Georges Simenon presents a tale of two disparate brothers, one of whom is an alcoholic fugitive. The fugitive is an escaped convict who runs to the home of his brother, a famed lawyer to plead for help. He… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 1, 1956
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Involving mix of thriller and personal drama, with vivid photography and color.

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Brandon Judell

It's as if Joseph Cotton sent out his shirts to get starched and forgot to get out of them. Roman, though, is terrific. As for the ending, it's very schmaltzy Hollywood -- and very little Simenon.

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