The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge (1946)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1946
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Glossy, effective version of the Maugham novel.

Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Goulding indulges in voluptuously lit scenes dominated by well-dressed extras, lots of carousing and booze, catty dialogue, and water fountains that upstage everybody.

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Douglas Pratt

Often pushing against Production Code limits, it is a fine execution of the novel

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie sounds very promising, but it wasn't as good as I expected. The story is very normal, very long, and gets boring eventually. It isn't a… More
Michael Gildea
A little long but not bad. A great story too.
John Ballantine
An okay adaptation of Maugham. It isn't a great "returning home" film but Maugham's book does present some real challenges in terms of… More