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The Big Heat (1953)

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Glenn Ford Glenn Ford
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: Ruthless criminals, a dedicated honest cop, sultry women and a gripping plot...all the elements of a classic police action-drama are here in full force. Police Sergeant Bannion (Glenn Ford) is investigating the apparent suicide of a corrupt cop, then is suddenly ordered to stop and THE BIG HEAT is on. Driven to unravel the mystery, Bannion continues probing until an explosion meant for him, killshis wife. He resigns from the force and soon learns that behind it all is the powerful underworld led by Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby) and his cold-blooded henchman, Vince Stone (Lee Marvin). When Stone's girl Debby (Gloria Grahame) ma ... (more)
Release date: 1 October 1953
UPC: 043396065321
Tags: Film Noir (13), 1950s (9), Thriller (8), Crime (8), 1953 (7), Gangster (6), Drama (5), Mystery (5), Police (5), Corruption (4), Murder (4), Bar (3), Widow (3), Psychological (3), Suicide (3), Hotel (3), Black & White (3), Noir (3), Male Female Relationship (3), Cocktail Bar (3)
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