The Razor's Edge Movie Review 1946

Information and Film Reviews for The Razor's Edge the Movie

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Adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel. A rich young man spends his time between WWI & WWII searching for essential truth, eventually landing in India. A satisfying cinematic version of a difficult novel, supported by an excellent cast. Remade in 1984 with Bill Murray in the lead role.


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Available on VHS
Running time 146 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Coming of Age, Big Ideas, India, Postwar, Books to Film: W. Somerset Maugham, The Meaning of Life, Flashback
Lamar Trotti
Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, John Payne, Elsa Lanchester, Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore, Cecil Humphreys, Harry Pilcer, Cobina Wright, Noel Cravat, John Wengraf
Arthur C. Miller
Edmund Goulding
Alfred Newman
Darryl F. Zanuck, 20th Century-Fox


Oscars 1946: Support. Actress (Baxter); Golden Globes 1947: Support. Actor (Webb), Support. Actress (Baxter).

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