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Charles Castle is a big film star who wants nothing to do with the major studio run by the wicked Stanley Hoff, despite the offer of a big-money contract. It becomes clear that both Castle and his actress wife are far from perfect: he is a womaniser and she has sold her soul to Hoff. However, Hoff is determined to get Castle on board - with ugly consequences. The Big Knife was outspoken in its time and remains a fascinating insight into the era of the Hollywood studio system.
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