The Razor's Edge
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After several years' service with the Marines in World War II, Tyrone Power made his much anticipated return to the screen in The Razor's Edge. Power is appropriately cast as disillusioned World War I vet Larry Darrell, who returns from hostilities questioning his old values. To find himself, Larry joins several other members of the Lost Generation in Paris. He is disillusioned once more when the society deb whom he loves, Isabel Bradley (Gene Tierney), marries another for wealth and position. She returns to Larry's life to break up his romance with unstable, alcoholic Sophie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Edmund Goulding's version deserves crdit for trying to adapt Maugham's difficult existential movel, but Tyrone Power is miscast and the film is too melodramatic and verbose, failing to illustrate the novel's essence."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Glossy, effective version of the Maugham novel."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Goulding indulges in voluptuously lit scenes dominated by well-dressed extras, lots of carousing and booze, catty dialogue, and water fountains that upstage everybody."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Often pushing against Production Code limits, it is a fine execution of the novel"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
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