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The Big Heat (1953)

The Big Heat
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Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame

Debby Marsh
Jocelyn Brando

Jocelyn Brando

Katie Bannion
Alexander Scourby

Alexander Scourby

Mike Lagana
Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin

Vince Stone
Jeanette Nolan

Jeanette Nolan

Bertha Duncan
Peter Whitney

Peter Whitney

Tierney
Willis Bouchey

Willis Bouchey

Lt. Ted Wilks


Written by
Sydney Boehm

Sydney Boehm

(screenplay)
William P. McGivern

William P. McGivern



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Description: Detective Dave Bannion investigates a police sergeant's suicide. Strictly routine...until a B-girl claiming to have evidence is found murdered, and Bannion's superiors order him off the case. Not one to suffer being pushed, Bannion pushes back at reputed mob boss Lagana, who fanatically keeps his home life free of "dirt." Re ... (more)
Release date: 14 October 1953
UPC: 043396065321
Film Noir (13), 1950s (10), Crime (7), Thriller (7), 1953 (7), Gangster (6), Drama (5), Mystery (5), Police (5), Murder (4), Corruption (4), Husband Wife Relationship (3), Cocktail Bar (3), Widow (3), Bar (3), Hotel (3), Noir (3), Suicide (3), Male Female Relationship (3), Black & White (3)
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