The Razor's Edge (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Razor's Edge (1946)




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In this film, Tyrone Power stars as a disillusioned WWI vet, who returns from hostilities questioning his old values. To find himself, Power joins several other members of the Lost Generation in Paris. After his girlfriend commits suicide, Power seeks his true place in the scheme of things.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Lamar Trotti
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 24, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox


Tyrone Power
as Larry Darrell
Gene Tierney
as Isabel Bradley
Clifton Webb
as Elliott Templeton
Anne Baxter
as Sophie MacDonald
John Payne
as Gray Maturin
Herbert Marshall
as Somerset Maugham
Lucile Watson
as Mrs. Louise Bradley
Frank Latimore
as Bob MacDonald
Elsa Lanchester
as Miss Keith
Ray DeRavenne
as Bartender
Harry Pilcer
as Specialty Dancer
Noel Cravat
as Russian Singer
Renee Carson
as Sophie's Friend
Jean Del Val
as Police Clerk
Marie Rabasse
as Flower Woman
Barry Norton
as Escort of Princess
Helen Pasquelle
as Proprietress
Mayo Newhall
as Kibitzer
Peggy O'Neill
as Show Girl
Mary Brewer
as Show Girl
Blanche Taylor
as Show Girl
Dorothy Abbott
as Show Girl
Marge Pemberton
as Show Girl
Greta Granstedt
as Hospital Telephone O...
Lillian Stanford
as Customer in Sulka's
Cobina Wright Sr.
as Princess Novemali
George Sorel
as French Surete Man
Eddie Das
as Hindu
Hassan Khayyam
as Dr. Paul Sing
Bud Wolfe
as Corsican
Forbes Murray
as Mr. Maturin
Ray de Ravenne
as Bartender
Frances Rey
as Trollop
Henri Letondal
as Police Inspector
Laura Stevens
as Specialty Dancer
Eugene Borden
as Sea Captain
Gale Entrekin
as Sophie's Daughter
Louis Mercier
as Little Frenchman
George Davis
as Concierge
Mme. Louise Colombet
as Concierge's Wife
Frances Ray
as Trollop
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Critic Reviews for The Razor's Edge

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Edmund Goulding's version deserves crdit for trying to adapt Maugham's difficult existential movel, but Tyrone Power is miscast and the film is too melodramatic and verbose, failing to illustrate the novel's essence.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008

Goulding indulges in voluptuously lit scenes dominated by well-dressed extras, lots of carousing and booze, catty dialogue, and water fountains that upstage everybody.

Full Review… | May 15, 2005
Slant Magazine

Often pushing against Production Code limits, it is a fine execution of the novel

November 6, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Razor's Edge

This movie sounds very promising, but it wasn't as good as I expected. The story is very normal, very long, and gets boring eventually. It isn't a bad movie, it just isn't the emotional, dramatic, yet entertaining film it could have been.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


A little long but not bad. A great story too.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

An okay adaptation of Maugham. It isn't a great "returning home" film but Maugham's book does present some real challenges in terms of adaptation. A modern director likely would have been able to do the trick.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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