The Big Clock

The Big Clock (1948)

The Strangest and Most Savage Manhunt in History!

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1948-03-18
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 156 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Farrow
star 7.3/10
From 156 Ratings


Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

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  • Ray Milland

    as George Stroud
  • Charles Laughton

    as Earl Janoth
  • Maureen O'Sullivan

    as Georgette Stroud
  • George Macready

    as Steve Hagen
  • Rita Johnson

    as Pauline York
  • Elsa Lanchester

    as Louise Patterson
  • Harold Vermilyea

    as Don Klausmeyer
  • Dan Tobin

    as Roy Cordette
  • Harry Morgan

    as Bill Womack
  • Richard Webb

    as Nat Sperling
  • Elaine Riley

    as Lily Gold
  • Luis van Rooten

    as Edwin Orlin
  • Lloyd Corrigan

    as McKinley
  • Frank Orth

    as Burt
  • Margaret Field

    as Second Secretary
  • Philip Van Zandt

    as Sidney Kislav
  • Henri Letondal

    as Antique Dealer
  • Douglas Spencer

    as Bert Finch
  • Bobby Watson

    as Morton Spalding
  • B.G. Norman

    as George Jr.
  • Joey Ray

    as Joe Talbot
  • Frances Morris

    as Grace Adams
  • Harry Rosenthal

    as Charlie
  • Ernö Verebes

    as Waiter
  • James Burke

    as O'Brien
  • Lucille Barkley

    as Hatcheck Girl
  • Bess Flowers

    as Woman in Conference Room (uncredited)
  • Noel Neill

    as Elevator Operator (uncredited)
  • Julia Faye

    as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Theresa Harris

    as Daisy (uncredited)
  • Lucy Knoch

    as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Judy Nugent

    as Penelope Patterson (uncredited)
  • Ruth Roman

    as Secretary at Meeting (uncredited)
  • Bea Allen

    as Betty (uncredited)
  • Franklyn Farnum

    as (uncredited)
  • Chuck Hamilton

    as Guard at Janoth Building (uncredited)
  • Bert Moorhouse

    as Editor at Conference Table (uncredited)
  • Harry Anderson

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • James Carlisle

    as Van Spove (uncredited)
  • Al Ferguson

    as Guard at Janoth Building (uncredited)
  • Frank Hagney

    as Ice Man (uncredited)
  • Norman Leavitt

    as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Lee Miller

    as Man from 'Airways' in Elevator (uncredited)
  • Dick Gordon

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Barry Norton

    as Man at Van Barth's (uncredited)
  • Lester Dorr

    as Cabby (uncredited)
Writing Kenneth Fearing Novel
Directing John Farrow Director
Writing Jonathan Latimer Screenplay
Camera John F. Seitz Director of Photography
Editing LeRoy Stone Editor
Art Roland Anderson Art Direction
Production Richard Maibaum Producer
Art Hans Dreier Art Direction
Art Ross Dowd Set Decoration
Art Albert Nozaki Art Direction
Art Sam Comer Set Decoration
Directing Herbert Coleman Assistant Director
Sound Gene Garvin Sound Recordist
Sound Hugo Grenzbach Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Sound Victor Young Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Supervisor
Editing Eda Warren Supervising Editor