The Big Clock


In just 24 hours George Stroud has evolved from a successful editor of a criminal news of the newspaper "World News" suspect in the murder. Locked inside the building for your own wording persecuted by police and hired killers, he must try to escape and prove his innocence in the allotted moments of life, we reckon the big clock under the dome of a skyscraper. The day before he was going on vacation with his beloved wife and children, but before leaving we decided to drop into the editor...

Director:
  • John Farrow

Stars:
Release Date: 1948-04-09
IMDb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
reviews
Hildagard Landel
15 August 2011 | 11:51

"The big clock" — not just a film Noir, it a stunning mix of film Noir with eccentric Comedy. Humor, as a raisin in the festive cupcake, involved in the picture of John Farrow evenly and very appetizing. The images of the eccentric owner of the bar, is widely known in narrow circles artist, bartender-the fussiest of eaters and zany journalists on combat mission are so bright, and the dialogues of the characters are so funny, that a good mood to the viewers is provided. Cool and that a gloomy Noir style absolutely blends very well with the comedic notes of the film.

Add to this:

- Immersive storyline with hunt the protagonist of numerous police officers and witnesses to identify it is responsible for a crime he did not commit

- The struggle of the hero with a desperate situation in the conditions of time pressure,

- Several dead bodies (in the best tradition of black detective)

- Gradual "chicagoarea" the escalation of situation around searches the mysterious Mr. Randolph,

and you get a stunning movie-cocktail "green mint," as say the hero of ray of Milland. Gorgeous ray Milland — it's a very impressive reason to watch "the Big clock".

Of 9 10

Lacie Senecal
23 September 2012 | 02:54

the film Begins in the style of Hitchcock. We meet editor crime news, who understands that will soon leave the office. However, after a casual acquaintance and the subsequent scene, he fears it can be accused of murder decides to take part in the investigation of a very strange things.

Soon, all in kichkovsky heating up — it is in the editorial office, pursued by police and mercenaries. If something to contrast the main character?


Starring ray Millend — just gorgeous. He fully demonstrates the highest professionalism and acting talent. I think that after the participation of Milland in"the Big clock" is not accidentally Hitchcock, invited him in the main role in the film "In the case of the murder dial M".

Prior to this, Milland played Farrow in"California." From my impression is that in film very fettered partner — Barbara Stanwyck. In "Big clock" he played paired with the wife of John Farrow and Maureen O'sullivan, famous for the role of grace in movies Tarzan.

By the way, the second of significance is the role of no other than Charles Laughton.

Well, the movie is starting at chichkakova-langowski style in the second half abruptly becomes similar to the second part of the film "Saint strikes back".

In summary: so, "the Big clock" is the film is stylistically divided into two pieces — intense suspense gives way to a classic detective story with"patches" of film Noir. I thought this stylistic cocktail is not a masterpiece, while definitely a movie to watch. The more so the acting job ray of Milland very significant

8 from 10

Angeline Gerrie
04 June 2014 | 12:59

"We live in dynamic times with a dynamic competitors. Radio, Newspapers, newsletters, and we must recognize the trends before how they become trends."

thirty-six hours ago he was a law-abiding citizen, family, with wife and child. Only thirty-six hours, and now, how otherwise, if the journalistic reports, scandals, Scam — inexhaustible source for Noir stories, to take at least inexpressibly "ACE in the hole". But I'm drawn to here that the personal relations then the attention of even more tangible than the reporting to the intrigue.

Hero lost between fussy boss and their home. Wife, woman, which is not had a honeymoon, accuses with good reason: "You married a magazine and not me." Son so want daddy next to him in the soccer, build model airplanes. And he meets on his way the blond sibyl of fate... That the heroine is also extremely charismatic, but about it apparently there what to speak: "You no one of their "friends" don't forget, including those who still to be." the Quarrelsome chief does not suspect that in many ways pathetic, and it laugh at his back. And there it is very close to a very dangerous fight...

You can guess that the movie title reveals the subject of the murder. Well, killing the heavy hours for film Noir at because of this genre often practiced and all sorts of exotic ways, in a movie with a poker will kick in some strangle with a telephone cord. Hours, however, there is much they the conversations of the characters about time are perhaps even symbolic implications.

And of course, there's a pretty good irony:

- You the only blonde in my life...
- I brunette!!!
- You the only brunette.

the Result: a very captivating romantic-adventurous Noir.

faq
Who is the director of the movie The Big Clock?
This tv-show was directed by John Farrow.
What is the genre of The Big Clock?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Best Film-Noir Movies.
Who starred in The Big Clock?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, George Macready, Rita Johnson.
What is The Big Clock IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.7.
When was The Big Clock released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1948-04-09.