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The Big Heat (14-Oct-1953)

Director: Fritz Lang

Writer: Sydney Boehm

From novel by: William P. McGivern (serial in the Saturday Evening Post)

Musical Director: Mischa Bakaleinikoff

Producer: Robert Arthur

Keywords: Crime, Film Noir

Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion investigates a fellow cop's suicide, concluding initially that it was in fact suicide from ill health. But a woman tells him a differing story, then turns up dead. Re-investigating he finds systemic corruption, his discoveries coming at great personal cost. One of Glenn Ford's best roles, and Gloria Grahame really outshines everyone. Won the Edgar for Best Motion Picture. Entered 2011 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chris Alcaide
Actor
22-Oct-1922 30-Jun-2004 Gunslinger
Willis Bouchey
Actor
24-May-1907 27-Sep-1977 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Glenn Ford
Actor
1-May-1916 30-Aug-2006 Gilda, Blackboard Jungle
Gloria Grahame
Actor
28-Nov-1923 5-Oct-1981 The Bad and the Beautiful
Carolyn Jones
Actor
28-Apr-1929 3-Aug-1983 Morticia on The Addams Family
Lee Marvin
Actor
19-Feb-1924 29-Aug-1987 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Jeanette Nolan
Actor
30-Dec-1911 5-Jun-1998 Annette Deveraux on Hotel de Paree
Alexander Scourby
Actor
13-Nov-1913 22-Feb-1985 Stage, radio, and film actor
Dan Seymour
Actor
22-Feb-1915 25-May-1993 Return of the Fly

CAST

Glenn Ford   ...   Dave Bannion
Gloria Grahame   ...   Debbie Marsh
Jocelyn Brando   ...   Katie Bannion
with
Alexander Scourby   ...   Mike Lagana
Lee Marvin   ...   Vince Stone
Jeanette Nolan   ...   Bertha Duncan
Peter Whitney   ...   Tierney
Willis Bouchey   ...   Lt. Wilkes
Robert Burton   ...   Gus Burke
Adam Williams   ...   Larry Gordon
Howard Wendell   ...   Commissioner Higgins

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