Bad Day at Black Rock

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Bad Day at Black Rock
TOWERING INFERNAL Lee Marvin, standing, looms over Tracy.
Occasionally flabby but generally impressive thriller in which one-armed war-veteran Tracy gets off a train to encounter a desert town full of aggressive types clearly hiding a secret (involving land-grabbing and murder: Hollywood's first acknowledgement of America's less than honourable treatment of its Japanese citizens during World War II). Nicely put together by Sturges, its suspense derives largely from the excellent performances and imaginative use of the 'Scope frame by cameraman William C Mellor.

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Duration: 81 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Sturges
Screenwriter: Millard Kaufman
Cast: Lee Marvin
Anne Francis
Dean Jagger
Robert Ryan
Ernest Borgnine
Walter Brennan
Spencer Tracy
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