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The Big Heat (1953)

NR 89 min - Crime, Drama - 14 October 1953
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Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.

Director:  Fritz Lang
Stars:  Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan, Peter Whitney, Willis Bouchey, Robert Burton, Adam Williams, Carolyn Jones, Howard Wendell, Chris Alcaide, Michael Granger, Dorothy Green, Ric Roman, Dan Seymour, Edith Evanson, Harry Lauter, Michael Ross, Phil Arnold, Sidney Clute, Michael Jeffers, Linda Bennett, Charles Cane, Byron Kane, John Close, Phil Chambers, John Crawford, John Doucette, Al Eben, Douglas Evans, Fritz Ford, Donald Kerr, Lyle Latell, John Merton, Celia Lovsky, Ted Stanhope, Herbert Lytton, Mike Mahoney, Laura Mason, Paul Maxey, Joseph Mell, Patrick Miller, William Murphy, Ezelle Poule, Norma Randall, Robert Stevenson, William Vedder

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Storyline

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.



Tagline: A hard cop and a soft dame.

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  14 October 1953

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 29 min

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