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Release Date: July 19th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
When John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy), a one-armed war veteran, arrives in the small desert town of Black Rock, he's not greeted warmly. Searching for a man named Komoko, Macreedy is met with disdain by virtually every local, including the resident thug, Hector David (Lee Marvin), and the imposing Reno Smith (Robert Ryan). As Macreedy's investigation deepens, hostility turns to violence -- and to imminent danger for the mysterious and inquisitive stranger.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Lee Marvin, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine

Director: John Sturges

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Criterion Collection, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Mystery, Small town, Tense, Gritty, 1940s, Murder, Deception


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)