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The Big Clock

Screening on Film
Directed by John Farrow.
With Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan.
US, 1948, 35mm, black & white, 95 min.
Print source: Universal

One of the great noir thrillers, The Big Clock is tightly wound around the figure of a falsely accused man, a cocksure business executive deftly played by Ray Milland who is trapped by the machinations of his boss, a decadent corporate despot villainously and corpulently portrayed by Charles Laughton. John Farrow's love of complex camera movement and mise-en-scene is everywhere apparent in The Big Clock which uses dazzling long takes to build a remarkable tension.

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