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The Razor's Edge (19-Nov-1946)

Director: Edmund Goulding

Writer: Lamar Trotti

From novel by: W. Somerset Maugham

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Larry Darrell, WWI veteran whose life was spared when another man's was taken, breaks his engagement and embarks on a lengthy global journey to find spiritual meaning. A decade later, his former fiancée, now married, wants him back but he is not the same man he was; another close friend from his past has met repeated misfortune. Anne Baxter won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; the film received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Interior Decoration. Remade with Bill Murray as The Razor's Edge (1984).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Anne Baxter
7-May-1923 12-Dec-1985 The Razor's Edge
Fritz Kortner
12-May-1892 22-Jul-1970 Pandora's Box
Elsa Lanchester
28-Oct-1902 26-Dec-1986 Bride of Frankenstein
Frank Latimore
28-Sep-1925 29-Nov-1998 Shock
Herbert Marshall
23-May-1890 22-Jan-1966 Foreign Correspondent
John Payne
23-May-1912 6-Dec-1989 Kansas City Confidential
Tyrone Power
5-May-1913 15-Nov-1958 Witness for the Prosecution
Gene Tierney
19-Nov-1920 6-Nov-1991 Laura
Lucile Watson
27-May-1879 24-Jun-1962 Watch on the Rhine
Clifton Webb
11-Nov-1889 13-Oct-1966 Laura


Tyrone Power   ...   Larry Darrell
Gene Tierney   ...   Isabel Bradley
John Payne   ...   Gray Maturin
Anne Baxter   ...   Sophie MacDonald
Clifton Webb   ...   Elliott Templeton
Herbert Marshall   ...   W. Somerset Maugham
Lucile Watson   ...   Louisa Bradley
Frank Latimore   ...   Bob MacDonald
Elsa Lanchester   ...   Miss Keith
Fritz Kortner   ...   Kosti
John Wengraf   ...   Joseph
Cecil Humphreys   ...   Holy Man
Harry Pilcer   ...   Specialty Dancer
Cobina Wright, Sr.   ...   Princess Novemali


Review by anonymous (posted on 20-Jul-2006)

This movie is wonderful. Outstanding perfomances by Clifton Webb, Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. Great settings, Paris, India, Chicago. Loved it. Watched it in July, 2007 and thought the movie held up well even though it was made in 1946. I highly recommend it. Just looking at Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power and their incredible good looks made it special.

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