ITV Play of the Week

The Big Knife

90 min | Comedy, Drama | English | 30 December 1958 (UK)

Season 4 | Episode 18

    Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this screen adaptation of a Clifford Odets play, Castle is pressured by his studio boss and manipulated into a potentially murderous cover-up to protect his career. An indictment of the amoral world of 50's Hollywood and its corrosive effect upon the artist.

    John Llewellyn Moxey
    Ken Hoare Clifford Odets (play)
    Louise AllbrittonDaphne AndersonPhil BrownAlfred Burke