The Narrow Margin

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

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

71 mins

Cast and crew

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