Marching To A Different Drummer
March 5 The Razor’s Edge (1946) 2 hrs 25 min.
Wealthy Larry Darrell (Tyrone Power) breaks off his engagement to Isabel Bradley (Gene Tierney) and travels the world seeking enlightenment. Later, Larry finds her in Paris, where they are shocked to stumble on an old friend, Sophie (Anne Baxter). Having lost her husband and child in an accident, Sophie is taking drugs and living with an abusive brute. Larry tries to rescue her, but Isabel wants to reignite Larry's interest in herself…
Anne Baxter won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role; the film garnered another 3 Oscar nominations. It had the longest shooting schedule of any Fox film, and broke all previous Fox box office records. To avoid paying a contract penalty, the mountain scenes were filmed near Denver, Colorado (standing in for the Himalayas) in August 1945, when Tyrone Power was still serving in the Marines as a pilot, so Larry was played by a double and seen only from a distance.