The Big Clock (1948) - Ray Milland DVD
The Big Clock (1948)
Just 24 hours ago his life was perfect. Oscar-winning Best Actor Ray Milland stars in this smart and stylish thriller based on Kenneth Fearing's novel and precursor to 1987's No Way out starring Kevin Costner. Milland portrays hotshot crime magazine editor George Stroud, who inadvertently becomes the subject of a murder investigation after spending an evening with his boss' (Charles Laughton) mistress. She ends up dead and he is being framed by the actual killer. Meanwhile, at the publishing office, Stroud's competent staff scurries for clues while he finds himself in a race against the clock. It seems the prime suspect they are seeking matches an all-too-familiar description...his own! Maureen O'Sullivan and George Macready co-star in this richly told, often humorous story The New Yorker hailed as "slick and entertaining." Known for its intriguing film noir cinematography and featuring beautiful costumes by Edith Head, this is one suspense classic you won't want to miss.
Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester
Running time : 96 Minutes
Language : English