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Bad Day at Black Rock

1955 film by John Sturges

Bad Day at Black Rock

Released 1955 (67 years, 2 months ago)

Director John Sturges
Duration 81 minutes
Genre mystery film, film adaptation and drama film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Director and Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Composer André Previn
Production company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Millard Kaufman and Don McGuire
Producer Dore Schary

About Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 Eastman Color in CinemaScope thriller directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of the western with that of film noir. The supporting cast includes Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, Lee Marvin, and Ernest Borgnine. The film tells the story of a mysterious stranger who arrives at a tiny isolated town in a desert of the southwest United States in search of a man. The film was adapted by Don McGuire and Millard Kaufman from the short story "Bad Time at Honda" by Howard Breslin. The original story had appeared in The American Magazine in January 1947, with full-color illustrations by Robert Fawcett.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


95 years, 6 months, 9 days


63 years, 6 months, 27 days

Born first

25 July 1894

Died first

14 November 1965

Born last

16 September 1930

Died last

3 May 2020