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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.