The Narrow Margin

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Fleischer has yet to have his critical day: with Blake Edwards, he is one of the last surviving classically trained American directors. Here is classic pulp premise (cops escorting hoodlum's widow to Grand Jury trial with a pack of killers bent on eliminating her before she talks); essence of B movie casting (the malevolently magnificent McGraw and the sleazy siren Windsor); and classic setting (transcontinental express train with every passenger, every stop a possibly malign menace). Teeming with incident, it is fashioned into a taut, breathtakingly fast and highly suspenseful 'sleeper' par excellence.

Release details

Duration: 71 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Fleischer
Screenwriter: Earl Felton
Cast: Don Beddoe
Gordon Gebert
Marie Windsor
Paul Maxey
Jacqueline White
Charles McGraw
Queenie Leonard
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