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Bad Day at Black Rock

  • Film
TOWERING INFERNAL Lee Marvin, standing, looms over Tracy.
TOWERING INFERNAL Lee Marvin, standing, looms over Tracy.
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Time Out says

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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Release Details

  • 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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