The Big Heat


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Dec 9, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1953
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fritz Lang
Cast:Glenn Ford
Gloria Grahame
Jocelyn Brando
Alexander Scourby
Lee Marvin


70TH ANNIVERSARY! And the centenary of Gloria Grahame's birth... just a week and a half removed from her 100th birthday!


A dark masterpiece of film noir, pantheon director Fritz Lang's excoriating THE BIG HEAT takes an unflinching look at the endemic corruption of small-town America, pitting a tough cop (Glenn Ford) against the forces of evil represented by a syndicate boss (Alexander Scourby) and his all-too-obedient flunkies within the police force. Gloria Grahame co-stars, indelibly, as a gangster's moll with a decent heart, exploited by both good guys and bad; and Lee Marvin makes a terrifying early appearance as a thug whose sharp clothes and fancy apartment do little to conceal his animalistic nature. It's a wonderful noir!