W. Somerset Maughaum’s acclaimed bestselling novel was first brought to the screen in 1946, starring Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Anne Baxter and Clifton Webb. Delivering a strong dramatic preformance that made the critics sit up and accept him ’seriously’, Power portrays Larry Darrell, a flyer who returns from World War I desperately seeking spiritual peace. Rejecting the materially comfortable world of his fiancé (Tierney), he journeys round the world on an odyssey for truth that takes him from the dingy back alleys of Paris to the shimmering mountain tops of the Himalayas. The film was nominated for 4 OSCARS, including Best Picture, and an award went to Anne Baxter as best supporting actress for her role of Sophie, a woman who overcomes personal tragedy only to ultimately be betrayed and ruined. A lavishly-mounted, superbly-acted box office hit, THE RAZOR’S EDGE is a challenging story of truth, revenge, love and faith that was named one of the best films of the year.

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The Razor's Edge (1946)

Unrated

Romance/Drama · 2h 25m · 12/26/1946

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Hunger no love . . . woman . . . or wealth could satisfy!

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W. Somerset Maughaum’s acclaimed bestselling novel was first brought to the screen in 1946, starring Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Anne Baxter and Clifton Webb. Delivering a strong dramatic preformance that made the critics sit up and accept him ’seriously’, Power portrays Larry Darrell, a flyer who returns from World War I desperately seeking spiritual peace. Rejecting the materially comfortable world of his fiancé (Tierney), he journeys round the world on an odyssey for truth that takes him from the dingy back alleys of Paris to the shimmering mountain tops of the Himalayas. The film was nominated for 4 OSCARS, including Best Picture, and an award went to Anne Baxter as best supporting actress for her role of Sophie, a woman who overcomes personal tragedy only to ultimately be betrayed and ruined. A lavishly-mounted, superbly-acted box office hit, THE RAZOR’S EDGE is a challenging story of truth, revenge, love and faith that was named one of the best films of the year.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Budget

$1,200,000
Cast
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Carmen Beretta

Bistro Waitress (uncredited)
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Ann Staunton

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Arthur Little Jr.

Man at Wedding (uncredited)
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Edward Biby

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Helen Pasquelle

Proprietess of Mine Café (uncredited)
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Jackson Jordan

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Greta Granstedt

Hospital Telephone Operator (uncredited)
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Marcel De la Brosse

Conductor (uncredited)
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Gene De Liere

Fat Man (uncredited)
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Thomas Martin

Party Waiter (uncredited)
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Michael Mauree

Party Guest (uncredited)
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George Mendoza

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Reed Hadley

Party Waiter (voice) (uncredited)
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Eugene Borden

Sea Captain (uncredited)
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Nanette Vallon

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Tyra Vaughn

Showgirl (uncredited)
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George Gastine

Doorman (uncredited)
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Helen Giere

Housekeeper (uncredited)
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Fred Godoy

Wine Waiter (uncredited)
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John Wengraf

Joseph - Gray & Isabel's Butler
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Cecil Humphreys

Holy Man
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Harry Pilcer

Specialty Dancer
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Cobina Wright Sr.

Princess Novemali
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Dorothy Abbott

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Demetrius Alexis

Abbe (uncredited)
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Bertha Feducha

French Girl (uncredited)
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Frank Latimore

Bob MacDonald
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Sol Gorss

Drunk (uncredited)
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Louis Mercier

Little Frenchman - Arab Quarter Guide (uncredited)
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Alfred Redgis

Chess Player (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Matron (uncredited)
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Harry Denny

Banker (uncredited)
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Albert Petit

Albert - Book Dealer (uncredited)
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Robert Laurent

Singer / Bistro Proprietor (uncredited)
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Roger Valmy

Coco - Sophie's Jealous Lover (uncredited)
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Jean Del Val

Police Clerk (uncredited)
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Fred Graham

Corsican Joining Fistfight (uncredited)
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Wanda Karska

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Henri Muro

Concierge (uncredited)
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Jacques Boyjan

Corsican (uncredited)
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George Brenner

Guest (uncredited)
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John Davidson

Banker (uncredited)
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Mary Brewer

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Alexis Davidoff

Headwaiter at Russian Café (uncredited)
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Leo Galitzine

Footman / Waiter at Boscogni's (uncredited)
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Henri DeSoto

Captain of Waiters (uncredited)
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Frederic Brunn

French Porter (uncredited)
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Bud Wolfe

Corsican (uncredited)
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Jack Young

Banker (uncredited)
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Nestor Eristoff

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Ben Erway

American Express Clerk (uncredited)
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Joe Espitallier

French Policeman (uncredited)
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Eddie Le Baron

Shopman (uncredited)
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Evelyn Bennett

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Wilson Benge

Waiter (uncredited)
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Brooks Benedict

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Al Winters

Waiter (uncredited)
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Don Graham

Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
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Cosmo Sardo

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Leonardo Scavino

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Adolph Damotte

Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Suzanne Schwing

Proprietor's Wife (uncredited)
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Mary Currier

Secretary (uncredited)
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Robert Cornell

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Frank Wolf

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Marek Windheim

Waiter (uncredited)
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John Farrell

Drunk (uncredited)
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Crane Whitley

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Paul Bryar

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Joseph Burlando

Curé (uncredited)
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Peter Camlin

Miner (uncredited)
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Renee Carson

Sophie's Friend (uncredited)
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Jaque Catelain

Shopman in Sulka's (uncredited)
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David Cavendish

Guest (uncredited)
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André Charlot

Bishop at Elliott's Deathbed (uncredited)
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Jack Chefe

Guest (uncredited)
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Gordon B. Clarke

Man in Sulka's (uncredited)
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Louise Colombet

Concierge's Wife (uncredited)
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Jack Davis

Banker (uncredited)
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James Conaty

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Noel Cravat

Russian Singer (uncredited)
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Serge Krizman

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Edward Kover

Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
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Theodore Kompanetz

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Betty Lou Volder

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Clifton Webb

Elliott Templeton
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Herbert Marshall

W. Somerset Maugham
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Gerald Echaverria

Doctor (uncredited)
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Dorothy Kelly

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Barrett Whitelaw

Banker (uncredited)
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Helene Copel

Girl at Boscogni's (uncredited)
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Marion de Sydow

Guest (uncredited)
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Marg Pemberton

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Alexander Pollard

Nightclub Waiter with Champagne (uncredited)
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Gene Tierney

Isabel Bradley
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John Payne

Gray Maturin
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Anne Baxter

Sophie MacDonald
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Albert Pollet

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Jacques Villon

Man in Hotel Lobby / Waiter at Café Bal Du Chat (uncredited)
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Bert Hicks

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Ray De Ravenne

Bartender (uncredited)
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George Davis

Concierge at Larry's Apartment Building (uncredited)
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Robert Norwood

Priest (uncredited)
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Suzanne O'Connor

Isabel's Daughter (uncredited)
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Peggy O'Neill

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Eugene Beday

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Emile Bejaut

Butcher (uncredited)
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Basil Walker

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Jack Gargan

Waiter (uncredited)
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Hermine Sterler

Nurse (uncredited)
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Maurice Marsac

Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
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Frank Arnold

Miner / Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Juan Arzube

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Richard Avonde

Escort at First Nightclub (uncredited)
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Claude Avray

Shopman in Sulka's (uncredited)
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Louis Bacigalupi

Miner (uncredited)
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Virginia Barnato

American Woman (uncredited)
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Robert Barron

French Criminal Investigator (uncredited)
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Willy Thunis

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Claude Bayard

News Vendor / Sailor (uncredited)
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Olga Marie Thunis

Guest (uncredited)
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Blanche Taylor

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Jacques Lory

Doorman (uncredited)
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Charles Loyal

Proprietor (uncredited)
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Tanya Lupeea

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Manuel López

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Yolanda Lacca

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Pati Behrs

Guest (uncredited)
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Hassan Khayyam

Hindu (uncredited)
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Frances Morris

Nurse (uncredited)
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Stanislaw Belski

Man at Bar (uncredited)
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Fritz Kortner

Kosti
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John Ardell

Banker (uncredited)
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Elsa Lanchester

Miss Keith
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Olga Andre

Minor Role (uncredited)
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George Adrian

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Baldo Minuti

Waiter (uncredited)
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Diana Mumby

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Mario Siletti

Miner (uncredited)
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Shushella Shakari

Arab Girl (uncredited)
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Forbes Murray

Dr. Maturin (uncredited)
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Joan Myles

Showgirl (uncredited)
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George Navarro

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Mayo Newhall

Kibitzer - Arab Lover (uncredited)
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Henri Letondal

Police Inspector at Sophie's Death (uncredited)
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Richard Shaw

Interne (uncredited)
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Charles Legneur

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Tony Laurent

Bistro Proprietor (uncredited)
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Lillian Stanford

Customer in Sulka's (uncredited)
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Ross Thompson

Doctor (uncredited)
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Walter Bonn

Elliott's Butler in Paris After Crash (uncredited)
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Manuel París

Customer (uncredited)
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Isabel La Mal

Frenchwoman (uncredited)
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Gale Entrekin

Sophie's Daughter (uncredited)
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Loulette Sablon

Flower Woman's Daughter (uncredited)
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Nicholas Kobliansky

Waiter at Russian Café (uncredited)
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Paul De Corday

Information Clerk (uncredited)
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Ruth Miles

Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
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Frances Rey

Trollop (uncredited)
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Robert Ford

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Marie Rabasse

Flower Woman (uncredited)
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Yvette Heap

Guest (uncredited)
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Joanee Wayne

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Frank Kerbrat

Onlooker (uncredited)
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Edward Equinet

Doorman (uncredited)
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Adolph Faylauer

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Franco Corsaro

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Eddie Das

Hindu (uncredited)
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Maurice Brierre

Frenchman (uncredited)
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George Bruggeman

Mounted French Policeman (uncredited)
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Paul Singh

Hindu (uncredited)
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Laura Stevens

Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
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Jean De Briac

Lawyer (uncredited)
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Alfredo Palacios

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Barry Norton

Princess' Escort (uncredited)
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Roberta Daniel

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Rene Mimieux

Concierge (uncredited)
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Tyrone Power

Larry Darrell
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Marcelle Grandville

Woman Servant (uncredited)
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Dina Smirnova

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Edna Mae Harris

Guest (uncredited)
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Lucile Watson

Louisa Bradley
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Dolores Graham

Adagio Dancer (uncredited)
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Paul Everton

Banker (uncredited)
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Andre Marsaudon

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Susan Hartmann

Isabel's Daughter (uncredited)
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Ilia Khmara

Russian Waiter (uncredited)
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Raymond Largay

Banker (uncredited)
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Joe Warfield

Frenchman (uncredited)
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Fred Farrell

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Odette Vigne

Woman in Nightclub (uncredited)
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Juan Duval

Miner (uncredited)
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Jamiel Hasson

Man (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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George Sorel

French Criminal Investigator (uncredited)
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Aldo Spoldi

Miner (uncredited)
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Adele St. Mauer

Nurse (uncredited)
Crew
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Edmund Goulding

Director
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Lamar Trotti

Writer
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W. Somerset Maugham

Writer
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Darryl F. Zanuck

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Razor's Edge

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Razor's Edge

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/24/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Razor's Edge

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

1/13/2015

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