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The Razor's Edge

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Original title
The Razor's Edge
Running time
145 min.
United States United States
Lamar Trotti (Novel: W. Somerset Maugham)
Alfred Newman
Arthur Miller (B&W)
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20th Century Fox. Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
Drama | Religion. Jealousy. 1910s. 1920s
Movie Groups
W. Somerset Maugham Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Well-to-do Chicagoan, Larry Darrell, breaks off his engagement to Isabel and travels the world seeking enlightenment, eventually finding his guru India. Isabel marries Gray, and following the crash of 1929, is invited to live in Paris with her rich, social climbing, Uncle Elliot. During a sojurn there, Larry, having attained his goal, is reunited with Isabel. While slumming one night Larry, Isabel and company are shocked to discover Sophie, a friend from Chicago. Having lost her husband and child in a tragic accident, Sophie is living the low-life with the help of drugs an abusive brute. Larry tries to rehabilitate her, but his efforts are sabotaged by Isabel who has tried in vain to reignite Larry's interest in her.
1946: Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Anne Baxter). 4 Nominations
1946: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (Webb) and Supp. Actress (Baxter)
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