The Big Knife

The Big Knife

Directed by Robert Aldrich • 1955 • United States
Starring Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger

Hollywood superstar Charlie Castle (Jack Palance) has it all, except for a way out. When he tries to leave show business, his tyrannical studio boss, Stanley Hoff (Steiger), blackmails him with a lethal, covered-up secret that could land him in jail. A loose-lipped starlet (Shelley Winters) also knows too much, and when she starts talking, Hoff plans murder. Now Charlie is more cornered than ever, on the brink of losing his wealth, his power, and his soul.

The Big Knife
  • The Big Knife

    Directed by Robert Aldrich • 1955 • United States
    Starring Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger

    Hollywood superstar Charlie Castle (Jack Palance) has it all, except for a way out. When he tries to leave show business, his tyrannical studio boss, Stanley Hoff (Steiger), blackmails him with a let...