The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge

DVD - 2005
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A rich young man spends his time between WWI & WWII searching for essential truth, eventually landing in India.

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patch666
May 02, 2017

One / of my favorite novels movie is CLASSIC Hollywood of the 50s. Not close to the book but entertaining still. Gene Tierney is always beautiful and Anne Baxter is fantastic. The remake with Bill Murray is horrible

ChampionMDR May 26, 2015

Hollywood destroyed this Maugham novel, turning profound material into something hokey.
The actors at least make it entertaining : Clifton Webb is fabulous as the "snob ;" Gene Tierney is stunningly beautiful and as self centerd as can be; Tyrone Power is very young, handsome and trying so hard to attain meaning in his life; Anne Baxter is so campy in over- playing the "fallen woman;" and John Payne manages to look "pained" throughout the film.

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Solitary
May 23, 2014

According to the commentary, Clifton Webb was ill with pneumonia when he did his death scene in the film. Webb stated that the studio doctors were checking him in order for him not to die before he died or similar statement. It was nice seeing Webb and Gene Tierney together again in this 1946 film. They appeared together in Laura that was released in 1944. Tierney and Tyrone Power were infatuated with one another while filming the movie in accordance to the commentary. The cast did a nice job portraying characters in reference to a fictional novel.

MmeLeChat May 06, 2014

This is a fine portrayal of the classic, inspirational novel. But I think the real treat of watching this film is seeing the elegance, beauty and glamour of the stars of Hollywood's "Golden Era." Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, and Herbert Marshall truly inhabit their respective characters as though they're not even acting at all.

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LuluLollipop
Feb 24, 2014

The "From the critics" review above should be ignored. It refers to a modern novel with a similar title and bears no relation to this 1946 film.

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aed161
May 11, 2013

Based on the novel by the same name, it is a faithful rendition of the storylines and characters. Something for everyone here: romance, drama, religion, wit, farce all tied together into a powerful ending. This is the original movie which is far superior to the recent remake both in content and actors. A story that you wish were real for all our sakes.

seki Apr 21, 2012

I checked this out by accident. I wanted the remake but I am glad that I recieved the orignial. A very powerful film. Ann Baxter, is awesome as Sophie. She won the best supporting actress for her role as Sophie. She earned it hands down. Her performace will rivet you. The overall story will stay with you.

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