The Big Knife (1955)

Big Knife
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 51mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords film noir
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
James Poe Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Clifford Odets Play as Source Material ("The Big Knife") 120972 4000002
Jack R Berne Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Robert Aldrich Producer n/a 3 3000001
Robert Aldrich Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Fox Actor Announcer 1 1000018
Richard Boone Narrator Narration 120790 1000019
Nate Slott Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Robert H Justman Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jack Solomon Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Saul Bass Titles title design 120825 23000001
William Glasgow Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Frank DeVol Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ernest Laszlo Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael Luciano Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ralph Volke Actor Referee 1 1000017
Strother Martin Actor Stillman 1 1000016
Rod Steiger Actor Stanley Hoff 1 1000006
Ilka Chase Actor Patty Benedict 1 1000007
Jean Hagen Actor Connie Bliss 1 1000005
Wendell Corey Actor Smiley Coy 1 1000004
Ida Lupino Actor Marion Castle 1 1000002
Shelley Winters Actor Dixie Evans 1 1000003
Everett Sloane Actor Nat Danziger 1 1000008
Wesley Addy Actor Hank Teagle 1 1000009
Mel Wells Actor Bearded Man 1 1000014
Robert Sherman Actor Bongo Player 1 1000015
Mike Winkelman Actor Billy Castle 1 1000013
Bill Walker Actor Russell 1 1000012
Paul Langton Actor Buddy Bliss 1 1000010
Nick Dennis Actor Mickey Feeney 1 1000011
Jack Palance Actor Charles Castle 1 1000001
Synopsis
A Hollywood movie star who's had enough of the business walks out on his studio contract, much to the chagrin of the studio chief. Then, the studio threatens to blackmail him over the cover-up of a hit-and-run accident the star was involved in that someone else took the cover for.