Rent Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

4.0 of 5 from 123 ratings
1h 34min
Rent Bad Day at Black Rock (aka Bad Day at Hondo) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Folks in Black Rock have their own way of welcoming mysterious, one-armed stranger John J. Macreedy. He's welcome to leave. Or they'll make sure he leaves in a pine box. Two-time Academy Award winner Spencer Tracy plays World War II veteran Macreedy, who keeps his own counsel about why he's come to Black Rock and who keeps his wits about him when confronted with threats and violence. Director John Sturges ramps up the tension while revealing Macreedy's mission and the town's grim secret. Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin are among the town's thugs and lap dogs.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Dore Schary
Writers:
Millard Kaufman, Don McGuire, Howard Breslin
Aka:
Bad Day at Hondo
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1955 Cannes Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
21/05/2018
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Film Historian Dana Polan
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/05/2018
Run Time:
94 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Film Historian Dana Polan
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (6) of Bad Day at Black Rock

A gem. - Bad Day at Black Rock review by JG

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14/08/2020

An unexpectedly tough and finely filmed movie. Often looking like a Hopper painting, the same sunlit, empty locations and oblique characters. Tense throughout.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Stunning! - Bad Day at Black Rock review by JK

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02/12/2020

Every word counted in this brilliantly scripted and shot thriller. The sheer sparcity of the setting, the dialogue and the music made it one of the most memorable films I've seen in a long time. Also, the score (by Andre Previn?) whilst lush and orchestral, never once got in the way of the plot or action - take note contemporary film makers.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Stunning Film - Bad Day at Black Rock review by AW

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14/04/2021

Stunning performances from Spencer Tracy and all the cast. Great suspense drama. Tightly scripted dialogue.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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