The Big Knife
The Big Knife (1955)

In this film version of Clifford Odets' play, Jack Palance plays big-time movie star Charlie Castle, who refuses to sign a binding, $3000 per week contract with mogul Rod Steiger. Steiger tries to blackmail Palance into re-signing by… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 25, 1955
DVD Release Date: October 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A Tinseltown exposť like a manicured hand clenched into a fist

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A stinging film on Hollywood's studio system.

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David Nusair
Apollo Guide

...an antiquated misfire.

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Aj V
A pretty good Hollywood story movie, but I saw it on TV and didn't get to watch the whole thing, so I can't say much about it. I would like to see… More
cody franklin
Good film about Hollywood with great performances and script. This would get another star if they cut about 15 minutes toward the end. Everyone is good in it… More