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Film: Bad Day at Black Rock

"Four years ago, something terrible happened here."

A classic 1955 film starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine, and Lee Marvin.

From the time one-armed veteran John J. Macreedy steps off the train in Black Rock, he feels a chill from the local residents. The town is only a speck on the map and few if any strangers ever come to the place. Macreedy himself is tight-lipped about the purpose of his trip and he finds that the hotel refuses him a room, the local garage refuses to rent him a car and the sheriff is a useless drunkard. It's apparent that the locals have something to hide but when he finally tells them that he is there to speak to a Japanese-American farmer named Komoko, he touches a nerve so sensitive that he will spend the next 24 hours fighting for his life.


Bad Day at Black Rock contains examples of:

All That Heaven AllowsFilms of the 1950sBride of the Monster
The Asphalt JungleCreator/Metro-Goldwyn-MayerThe Band Wagon
Babettes FeastCreator/The Criterion CollectionBad Timing

alternative title(s): Bad Day At Black Rock
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