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

This melodrama presents a tale of two disparate brothers. One brother is an escaped convict who runs to the home of his brother, a famed lawyer, to plead for help. Not only does he ignore his fleeing brother's pleas, he also refuses to… 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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jay nixon
Decent sibling rivalry drama hurt slightly by Cotton's stiff performance but Ruth Roman makes up for it. She's terrific and the location filming is… More