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The Big Heat
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The Big Heat 1953

From Amazon: There's a satisfying sense of closure to the definitive noir kick achieved in The Big Heat: its director, Fritz Lang, had forged early links from German expressionism to the emergence of film noir, so it's entirely logical that the expatriate director would help codify the genre with this brutal 1953 film. Visually, his scenes exemplify the bold contrasts, deep shadows, and heightened compositions that define the look of noir, and he matches that success with the darkly pessimistic themes of this revenge melodrama. The story coheres around the suicide of a crooked cop, and the subsequent struggle of an honest detective, Dave...

Directed By:
No image existsFritz Lang
Glenn FordGlenn Ford
No image existsLee Marvin
No image existsGloria Grahame
No image existsJocelyn Brando
No image existsAlexander Scourby
No image existsCarolyn Jones

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The Big Heat Movie Review by Derringer (2/26/2013)

Released in 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...

(complete The Big Heat review by Derringer)

The Big Heat Movie Review by Movie Addict (11/15/2010)

The Academy Film Archive, part of a foundation created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was established in 1991 and "dedicated to the preservation, restoration, documentation, exhibition and study of motion pictures." This is one of the films they recently restored. It took three years to do the...

(complete The Big Heat review by Movie Addict)

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