The Big Knife Poster

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
Movie star Charlie Castle (Jack Palance) draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff (Rod Steiger) when he refuses to sign a new seven-year contract. Castle is sick of the low quality of the studio's films and wants to start a new life. While his estranged wife (Ida Lupino) supports him in the decision, Castle's talent agent (Everett Sloane) urges him to reconsider. When Castle continues to be uncooperative, Hoff resorts to blackmail in order to get his way.

Cast: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, Ilka Chase, Everett Sloane

Director: Robert Aldrich

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Associates & Aldrich Company Inc.

Keywords: Brooding, Marriage, 1950s, Rivalry, Gripping, Escape, Temptation, Wife