The Big Clock (1948) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janouth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly begins to cover his tracks and frame an innocent man, whose identity he doesn't know, but who just happen to have contact with the murder victim. That man is a close associate on his magazine whom he enlists to trap this "killer" George Stroud. It's up to George to continue to "help" Janouth, to elude the police and to find proof of his innocence and Janouth's guilt.

    - Written by Ron Kerrigan
  • A career-oriented magazine editor finds himself on the run when he discovers his boss is framing him for murder.

    - Written by Ken Carson <kcarson@efn.org>


Crime magazine editor Richard Stroud (Ray Milland) is framed for murder when the owner of his magazine's syndicate (Charles Laughton) kills his mistress in this classic "New York Noir" suspense film.

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