The Big Heat (1953)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller


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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.


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11 November 2003 | teddyryan
GROUNDBREAKING
Every character in THE BIG HEAT is fascinating. In fact, the script is so hot, I'd be surprised to see any director mess it up. Nonetheless, Fritz knows where to throw the spice (and the dolly moves). Not to mention, how to employ a younger Lee Marvin, who not only puts out a cigarette on a woman's hand but also dumps scalding hot coffee in her face. No, this ain't your mama's black and white. So grab the remote, a small glass of whiskey, and say with me on three:

Marvin.

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