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704 Ratings

Bad Day at Black Rock

Directed by John Sturges
United States, 1955
Drama, Thriller, Mystery


From the time John J. Macreedy steps off the train in Black Rock, he feels a chill from the local residents. The town is only a speck on the map and few if any strangers ever come to the place. Macreedy himself is tight-lipped about the purpose of his trip.

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Bad Day at Black Rock Directed by John Sturges

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1955 | Winner: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1956 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1955 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1956 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

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