The Big Clock (1948)

The Big Clock (1948)

The Big Clock




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This taut and intelligent film noir stars Ray Milland as George Stroud, the editor of a successful true-crime magazine published by tyrannical Earl Janoth (Charles Laughton), a demanding employer obsessed with time. After seven years, George and his long-suffering wife Georgette (Maureen O'Sullivan) are set for a well-deserved vacation, but at the last minute Janoth gives George an assignment that causes him to miss his train. Georgette leaves without him, and a furious George repairs to a bar, … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Latimer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2004
Paramount Pictures

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as Earl Janoth

as George Stroud

as Georgette Stroud

as Steve Hagen

as Pauline York

as Louise Patterson

as Don Klausmeyer

as Ray Cordette

as Bill Womack

as Nat Sperling

as Tony Watson

as Lily Gold

as Edwin Orlin

as Mckinley

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as Sidney Kislav

as Antique Dealer

as Bert Finch

as Burt the Bartender

as Milton Spaulding

as Grace Adams

as George Jr.

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as Bit Part

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as Warren Parks

as Joe Talbot
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Critic Reviews for The Big Clock

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

...there's no denying that the movie possesses a surprisingly contemporary vibe.

Full Review… | January 10, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

Terrific suspense ... still packs a punch.

July 22, 2005
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Big Clock


Tightly made thriller, the inspiration for No Way Out with Kevin Costner, is well paced and well acted by an excellent cast. Laughton is great and Rita Johnson stands out as the mistress, she is given some wonderful lines and knows how to make them count. A worthwhile view.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

an intense thriller with ray milland and charles laughton that was remade in the 80's as the kevin costner vehicle called no way out. this is better of course. some of the dialogue is line for line

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A nerve-wracking noir classic you've probably never heard of.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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