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Tough guy Charles McGraw confronts the unflappable Marie Windsor.
Tough guy Charles McGraw confronts the unflappable Marie Windsor.

Thumbnail for The Narrow Margin (1952) The Narrow Margin (1952)

Basics Critics:78Viewers:74Rusty:80
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Film noirSub-Category: Film noir, Thriller, Psychological thriller, DramaRuntime: 71 - 72 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Richard FleischerCinematography: George E. DiskantStars: Marie Windsor, Charles McGraw, Gordon Gebert, Jacqueline White, David Clarke, Don Beddoe, Paul Maxey, Queenie Leonard, Peter Virgo, Harry Harvey, Sr. Producer: Stanley RubinStudio: RKO PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best StoryAward details: (details at IMDb)

The Narrow Margin is a 1952 American film noir directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Earl Felton, based on an unpublished story written by Martin Goldsmith and Jack Leonard. The screenplay by Earl Felton was nominated for an Academy Award. The picture stars Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor and Jacqueline White. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures. A police detective plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse aboard a train with mob assassins out to stop a slain gangster's widow before she can testify before a grand jury. The Narrow Margin was remade under the same title in 1990 with Gene Hackman and Anne Archer.

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