The Bottom of the Bottle

Overview

Two brothers face their personal demons in this crime melodrama. Donald Martin Van Johnson is an alcoholic criminal who has escaped from prison and needs help crossing the Mexican border to freedom. Desperate, he arrives at the ranch of his lawyer brother Martin Joseph Cotten. Martin has little respect for his brother and would prefer his neighbors not know he's housing a fugitive, so he tries to convince people that Donald is actually someone else. Donald is crushed by his brother's shame and rejection, and, ...
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Overview

Two brothers face their personal demons in this crime melodrama. Donald Martin Van Johnson is an alcoholic criminal who has escaped from prison and needs help crossing the Mexican border to freedom. Desperate, he arrives at the ranch of his lawyer brother Martin Joseph Cotten. Martin has little respect for his brother and would prefer his neighbors not know he's housing a fugitive, so he tries to convince people that Donald is actually someone else. Donald is crushed by his brother's shame and rejection, and, after a drinking binge, he decides that he should try to make the journey into Mexico on his own. Martin's wife Nora Ruth Roman, who has her own issues with Martin, convinces him to put his differences aside and help Donald however he can.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2014
  • UPC: 024543827245
  • Original Release: 1956
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  • Source: Fox Mod
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,056

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Van Johnson Donald Martin
Joseph Cotten Martin
Ruth Roman Nora Martin
Jack Carson Hal Breckinridge
Maggie Hayes Lil Breckinridge
Bruce Bennett Brand
Brad Dexter Stanley Miller
Peggy Knudsen Ellen Miller
Jim Davis George Cady
Margaret Lindsay Hannah Cady
Nancy Gates Mildred
Gonzales Gonzales Luis Romero
Shawn Smith Woman
Tod Griffin Rancher
Ernestine Barrier Lucy Grant
Walter Woolf King Grant
Sandy Descher Girl
Kim Charney Boy
Johnny Lee Jenkins
Henry Morgan
Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Buddy Adler Producer
Sydney Boehm Screenwriter
David Bretherton Editor
Lee Garmes Cinematographer
Leigh Harline Score Composer
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