The New Pictures, Apr. 19, 1948

The Big Clock (Paramount) is a slick screen version of Kenneth Fearing's thriller about a press lord (Charles Laughton) who murders his blonde mistress in a moment of pique. Too late he recalls that he was seen entering the girl's apartment by a man, identity unknown. The publisher sets out to find the witness. He puts the super-sleuthing editor (Ray Milland) of his detective magazine on the trail. Milland is told that he is after "a payoff man in an enormous war-contract scandal," but it doesn't take him long to find out that he...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!