The Narrow Margin

The Narrow Margin
  • 1952
  • 1h 11min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
  • Cast: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White

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Fast and furious film noir as detective tries to protect gangster's moll from hitmen.

False identities and shock revelations abound in this twisty noir, starring gravel-voiced Charles McGraw. Set mostly on a train beset by assassins, it shows director Fleischer making inventive use of confined space, building tension and assembling a disorienting world of disguise and deceit. Both cool and crazy.

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2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival screens film by undervalued American director

Not considered an auteur, like, say, Alfred Hitchcock, this great American director has been undervalued by critics and film historians. Like Robert Wise and John Huston, Fleischer was a versatile craftsman who was able to turn his eye to many kinds of…

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