The Razor's Edge (1947)
Ancient Greek coin from India cures headaches
The 1947 Twentieth Century Fox film "The Razor's Edge" shows how a man who has studied in India
uses an ancient coin to cure another man's headaches.
in travel and study trying to find the "meaning of life".
He spends time in Paris, then around Europe, and then several years in India, then back to Paris.
another man for his money, and years later they meet again in Paris.
just returned from India, pulls out a very large ancient coins and uses it to implant a suggestion
that his headache is gone.
Larry Darrell returns from World War I service and decides not to join the pursuit of money in the "Roaring Twenties", but to embark on a life of study and seeking.
a wealthy heir and investment manager.
move to Paris and live with Isabel's uncle Elliott Templeton, who managed to keep his fortune.
Larry returns from his wanderings and also arrives in Paris.
by holding an ancient coin, a sort of self-hypnosis.
turned to alcohol. He decides to marry her, but Isabel gets her drunk, and she ends up dead.
Larry decides to leave the decadent group in Paris and head back to the United States.
2. Larry and Isabel
3. Isabel in her new dress
Gene Tierney's dresses were designed by Oleg Cassini, her husband at the time.
4. Larry at the monastery in India
5. Larry heads for the Himalayas to meditate
6. Larry hands Gray an "ancient coin from India"
7. Larry explains to Gray
8. Closeup of the "coin"
It appears to be a large studio prop coin, copied from an ancient coin.
9. Closeup of the other side of the "coin"
10. Isabel and Sophie
Tyrone Power as Larry Darrell
Gene Tierney as Isabel Bradley
John Payne as Gray Maturin
Anne Baxter as Sophie MacDonald
Clifton Webb as Elliott Templeton
Herbert Marshall as W. Somerset Maugham
Writers: Lamar Trotti, W. Somerset Maugham (novel)