Robert Aldrich’s first independent production mounts a scathing attack on the Hollywood studio system, adapted from Clifford Odets’ equally caustic play.
Jack Palance plays the conflicted movie star who wants out; an equally intense Rod Steiger is the studio head (a cross between Louis B Mayer and Harry Cohn) who’ll use every dirty trick to hold on to him.
The Tinseltown top brass weren’t amused…
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