Rent The Big Clock (1948)

3.8 of 5 from 73 ratings
1h 31min
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Synopsis:
Overworked true crime magazine editor George Stroud (Ray Milland) has been planning a vacation for months. However, when his boss, the tyrannical media tycoon Earl Janoth (Charles Laughton), insists he skips his hols, Stroud resigns in disgust before embarking on an impromptu drunken night out with his boss's mistress, Pauline York (Rita Johnson). When Janoth kills Pauline in a fit of rage, Stroud finds himself to have been the wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time: his staff have been tasked with finding a suspect with an all too familiar description...Stroud's very own!
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Directors:
Producers:
Richard Maibaum
Writers:
Jonathan Latimer, Kenneth Fearing, Harold Goldman
Studio:
Odeon
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/08/2010
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/05/2019
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • Turning Back the Clock: analysis of the film
  • A Difficult Actor: an appreciation of Charles Laughton and his performance
  • Rare hour-long 1948 radio dramatisation by the Lux Radio Theatre
  • Gallery of original stills and promotional materials

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Reviews (1) of The Big Clock

A Taut Thriller - The Big Clock review by Cato

Spoiler Alert
21/05/2018

Ray Milland (the Welsh American) gives a very good performance in this taut thriller in which he's caught up in the murder of a young woman by his newspaper editor, played by the very nasty Charles Laughton. Great filming in this 1948 film, showing how New York had considerably advanced after the war.

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