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Bad Day At Black Rock

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.86 /10
Spencer Tracy , Robert Ryan , Anne Francis
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Directed by: John Sturges
Written by: Millard Kaufman from Howard Briskin's story Bad Time at Hondo

Released: 1955
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 81

A one-armed stranger (Spencer Tracy, pictured with Anne Francis) is greeted with hostility in a desert town.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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This modern western is a tough drama about racism, directed by John Sturges at the top of his form and so brilliantly acted that it almost makes you forget how black-and-white is its view of humanity. There's plenty of sustained tension, and it's a welcome reminder that you don't need violence to make an effective thriller.

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