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The Big Clock

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A slice of '40s New York noir...

A ripe slice of '40s noir set in the NY publishing world, with Ray Milland as a mag editor suspected of a murder he didn’t commit and Charles Laughton as his megalomaniac boss.

Director John Farrow makes the most of the neurotic shadows and art deco set-design, besides painting a vivid picture of a stress-ridden, alcohol-soaked society.

Laughton chews the scenery in fine style and there are interesting hints of a homoerotic hook-up with his second-in-command (George Macready). Includes a startlingly naff trailer

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