The Big Heat

The Big Heat

DVD - 2001
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An honest police sergeant risks his life and his job when his investigations lead to the exposure of the crime syndicate that controls the city administration.


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Mar 02, 2017

Great Glenn Ford Film Noir. Recommend to any one.

Feb 01, 2014

And excellent crime/honest cop drama which is fairly violent in some scenes. Very enjoyable to watch, despite its date (1953) and B/W photography. Glenn Ford as the hero cop was credible.

Oct 31, 2013

Fritz Lang's greatest Hollywood film; a real classic of the noir genre. Glenn Ford is excellent as the starchy cop, Gloria Grahame is the perfect moll, Lee Marvin a great creep, Alexander Scourby is a fine mobster. Hard to find a fault with this one.

May 01, 2013

Strong story. Well acted. Strong characters. Not too much violence or sex. Okay for kids to watch. Worth watching. Semi-fast pace.

Feb 19, 2013

Wow! Now here's a real "Scalding-Coffee-Thrown-In-Your-Face" classic from 1953!_____ The Big Heat, directed by the legendary, Fritz Lang, is pure "Crime-Thriller" dynamite that doesn't ease off on the "thrill-throttle" till the final credits are rolling._____ Packed into 90 minutes of non-stop action, The Big Heat is where evil and rot have names and faces. Here's a brutally violent film whose relentless pace of drama is sure to please any fan of first-rate Film Noir from the 1950s._____ The Big Heat is a tale of fierce revenge._____ Upright cop, Dave Bannion (with a screw slightly loose following the car-bombing death of his wife) becomes a one-man vigilante force on the trail of a vicious gang of hardened criminals._____ This film's only real flaw was the phoney, picture-perfect way in which Bannion's homelife (prior to his wife's death) was presented.

Dec 03, 2012

Glenn Ford and his permanently smug expression was great as the loose cannon cop with a score to settle. And his poor little daughter; constantly being put to bed. Not really an explosive part for Marlon Brando's sister Jocelyn, though... (Wait a minute. Lemme rethink that one...) Lee Marvin, less the white hair -- at the dawn of his nasty roles. (He starred in two movies w/Brandos in '53: this one, and the cornerstone biker flick "The Wild One".) And my favorite, bad girl Gloria Grahame as the minx in mink. Killer gumshoe noir from Fritz Lang. FIVE STARS.

Apr 21, 2011

Gangster's moll meets bitter cop. She kills for him, he kills for himself. SPOILER: In a post-coitally inspired finale, the moll lies dying on her mink, as the cop looms above her. They chat about his late wife, who was killed by a bomb set by the moll's gangster. How ironic. My head hurts.


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Dec 03, 2012

Dave Bannion (of Lucy Chapman): "Where did she live?" Tierney: "If I ask for an address, they lie! It's not worth the bother! They're floaters! Not much more than a suitcase full of nothin' between them and the gutter."

Dec 03, 2012

Debby Marsh (to Dave Bannion): "Well you're about as romantic as a pair of handcuffs."

Dec 03, 2012

Debby Marsh (to Dave Bannion): "Just sitting here thinking's pretty rough when ya spent most of your life not thinking."


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