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A Journey to the Dark Heart of Hollywood

The Big Knife

Movie star Charlie Castle draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff 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 supports him in the decision, Castle's talent agent urges him to reconsider. When Castle continues to be uncooperative, Hoff resorts to blackmail in order to get his way.

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The Big Knife Cast

Name Character
Shelley Winters She was 35, 85 years old when she died as Dixie Evans
Ida Lupino She was 37, 77 years old when she died as Marion Castle
Jean Hagen She was 32, 54 years old when she died as Connie Bliss
Everett Sloane He was 46, 55 years old when he died as Nat Danziger
Wesley Addy He was 42, 83 years old when he died as Horatio "Hank" Teagle
Strother Martin He was 36, 61 years old when he died as Stillman
Richard Boone He was 38, 63 years old when he died as Narrator (Voice)
Rod Steiger He was 30, 77 years old when he died as Stanley Shriner Hoff
Mel Welles He was 31, 81 years old when he died as Mustached Party Guest
Nick Cravat He was 43, 82 years old when he died as Nick
Nick Dennis He was 51, 76 years old when he died as Mickey Feeney
Paul Langton He was 42, 66 years old when he died as Buddy Bliss
Ilka Chase She was 55, 77 years old when she died as Patty Benedict
Jack Palance He was 36, 87 years old when he died as Charles Castle
Michael Fox He was 34, 75 years old when he died as Prize Fight Announcer
Robert Emhardt He was 41, 80 years old when he died as Bit Part
Wendell Corey He was 41, 54 years old when he died as Smiley Coy
Michael Winkelman He was 9, 53 years old when he died as Billy Castle
Bill Walker He was 4, 44 years old when he died as Russell

The Big Knife Crew

Name Department
Jack Solomon as Sound. He was 59 (67) years old when He died Sound
James Poe as Adaptation. He was 34 (58) years old when He died Writing
Edward G. Boyle as Set Decoration. He was 56 (78) years old when He died Art
Ernest Laszlo as Director of Photography. He was 57 (85) years old when He died Camera
Clifford Odets as Theatre Play. He was 49 (57) years old when He died Writing
Michael Luciano as Editor. He was 46 (83) years old when He died Editing
Jack Murton as Casting. He was 57 (66) years old when He died Production
Robert Aldrich as Director. He was 37 (65) years old when He died Directing
Robert Aldrich as Producer. He was 37 (65) years old when He died Production
Saul Bass as Title Designer. He was 35 (75) years old when He died Art
Frank De Vol as Original Music Composer. He was 44 (88) years old when He died Sound
Frank De Vol as Conductor. He was 44 (88) years old when He died Sound
William Glasgow as Art Direction. He was 79 (96) years old when He died Art
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The Big Knife (66 years)

A Journey to the Dark Heart of Hollywood

  • Release day: Tuesday, October 25, 1955
  • Runtime: 111 minutes