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The Big Heat

The Big Heat(1953)

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Brief Synopsis

A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.

Cast & Crew

Fritz Lang Director
Glenn Ford Dave Bannion
Gloria Grahame Debby Marsh
Jocelyn Brando Katie Bannion
Alexander Scourby Mike Lagana
Lee Marvin Vince Stone
Jeanette Nolan Bertha Duncan
Willis Bouchey Lt. Ted Wilkes
Robert Burton Gus Burke
Adam Williams Larry Gordon
Howard Wendell Commissioner Higgins
Chris Alcaide George Rose

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 14 Oct 1953
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Recording) Production Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  88-89 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • Want cream with that coffee?

    Foley Z 2019-07-01

    Yowww! That coffee-hurling scene...brutal. Gloria Grahame is perfect as the frivolous, little party girl. Lee Marvin, so menacing. Glenn Ford, to me, he... MORE>

  • 5 star

    cindy 2018-03-04

    one of my all time favorites. dont forget carolyn jones in retreat rolling dice. MORE>

  • gloria and lee ..banned from starbucks..forever.

    a.morris 2018-03-04

    the main character is a combination of ward cleaver and the comic book character known as the punisher. the plot parallels film noir but does not totally... MORE>