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Fritz Lang

The Big Heat

89' - 1953 - Crime, Film noir, Thriller - Dialogue: English
Director: Fritz Lang Composer: Daniel Amfitheatrof With: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando
By no means the first thriller about small town corruption (though it was a theme !hen-absent from movies in a while), but one of the best, as a cop (Glenn Ford), told to lie low, does the opposite and uncovers a squalid underworld, ruled by a sadistic mobster (Alexander Scourby) and his side-kick Lee Marvin. The violence, then considered excessive, now seems merely realistic. Perhaps the finest film of the director's late career. (National Film Theatre, Londen)

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Credits

Director

Fritz Lang

Composer

Daniel Amfitheatrof

With

Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando

Scenario

Sydney Boehm

Director of Photography

Charles Lang Jr.

Editor

Charles Nelson

Producer

Robert Arthur

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

William P. McGivern

Year

1953

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