Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
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Critic Reviews for Bad Day at Black Rock
This was an early CinemaScope film, and William Mellor frames it all beautifully. It's an outstanding thriller.
John Sturges's macho B-picture is more brawn than brains...but what brawn!
Audience Reviews for Bad Day at Black Rock
Racial bigotry is at the heart of this small town drama as a stranger comes to town looking for someone who isn't there. Tracy is his usual Rock-of-Gibraltar lead as the returning vet looking for the father of a fellow serviceman, but the supporting cast make this a full meal of anxious tension. There's a fight scene, too, that'll surprise you.
A pretty good suspense movie with Tracy, it has it's good moments, but it also has boring moments.
Great vehicle for Spencer Tracy that plays on post WWII anti-Japanese sentiment. Terrific cast includes Tracy, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin.