GenreCrime, Drama, Film-Noir ScreenplayFred Freiberger CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 5, 1955 (1955-06-05) (United States) WriterFred Freiberger (screenplay), Mindret Lord (story) CastJohn Bromfield (Ricardo De Villa), Martha Vickers (Valerie Bancroft), Robert Hutton (Dr. Peter Kirk), Rosemarie Stack (Fritzie Darvel (as Rosemarie Bowe)), Eve Miller (Marsha Jordan), Max Palmer (Fullmer) Similar moviesAnd Then There Were None, Nomads, Our Children, Doctors' Wives, La soldatessa alla visita militare, A Bag of Hammers
TaglineRevealing! Startling! Searing!
The big bluff 1955 film noir drama
The Big Bluff is a 1955 film noir directed by W. Lee Wilder and starring John Bromfield, Martha Vickers and Robert Hutton.
The suave Don Juan Ricardo 'Rick' De Villa (John Bromfield) and his married lover Fritzi Darvel would like to take off together, but his lack of money prevents them from doing so. A chance encounter introduces Rick to the young, but terminally ill socialite Valerie Bancroft (Martha Vickers), in whom Rick sees the solution to his predicament. Rick sweeps her off her feet and they soon marry, although Valerie's entourage are suspicious of him. Rick then proceeds to try and bring about Valerie's demise so he can inherit her wealth and live the good life with Fritzi.