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The Big Heat (1953)

US 89m, B&W
Director: Fritz Lang; Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan,
Alexander Scourby, Jocelyn Brando

big_heatThe Big Heat is the gritty story of an honest cop who turns vigilante when the force refuses to prosecute a mob boss who is responsible for a car bombing that killed his wife. Although not as colourful as “Dirty” Harry Callahan,  Detective Sgt. Dave Bannion becomes a ruthless anti-hero in his ruthless search for justice. Lacking a femme fatale, The Big Heat is an atypical film noir whose female characters are themselves the subject of considerable physical and mental abuse (Klaus Ming July 2014).

 

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This entry was posted on 07/02/2014 by in 1001 List, 1950s, All and tagged .
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