The Big Heat
A hard cop and a soft dame.
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Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin
Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Sydney Boehm
Language: English
Studio: Indicator Series
Duration: 89
Rated: Unrated
DVD Release: May 2012

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.

Glenn FordDet. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Gloria GrahameDebby Marsh
Jocelyn BrandoKatie Bannion
Alexander ScourbyMike Lagana
Lee MarvinVince Stone
Jeanette NolanBertha Duncan
Peter WhitneyTierney
Willis BoucheyLt. Ted Wilks
Robert BurtonDet. Gus Burke
Adam WilliamsLarry Gordon
Carolyn JonesDoris
Howard WendellPolice Commissioner Higgins
Chris AlcaideGeorge Rose
Michael GrangerHugo
Dorothy GreenLucy Chapman
Ric RomanBaldy
Dan SeymourMr. Atkins
Edith EvansonSelma Parker
Harry LauterHank O'Connell (uncredited)
Michael RossSegal (uncredited)
Phil ArnoldRetreat Waiter (uncredited)
Sidney CluteRetreat Bartender (uncredited)
Michael JeffersRetreat Patron (uncredited)
Linda BennettJoyce Bannion (uncredited)
Charles CanePolice Guard Outside Lagana Home (uncredited)
Byron KanePolice Surgeon (uncredited)
John ClosePoliceman (uncredited)
Phil ChambersHettrick (uncredited)
John CrawfordAl - Bannion's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
John DoucetteMark Reiner (uncredited)
Al EbenHarry Shoenstein (uncredited)
Douglas EvansCouncilman Gillen (uncredited)
Fritz FordSailor (uncredited)
Donald KerrCabby (uncredited)
Lyle LatellMoving Man (uncredited)
John MertonMan (uncredited)
Celia LovskyLagana's Mother in Portrait (uncredited)
Ted StanhopeLagana's Butler (uncredited)
Herbert LyttonMartin (uncredited)
Mike MahoneyDixon (uncredited)
Laura MasonB-Girl (uncredited)
Paul MaxeyGeorge Fuller (uncredited)
Joseph MellMedical Examiner (uncredited)
Patrick MillerIntern (uncredited)
William MurphyReds (uncredited)
Ezelle PouleMrs Tucker (uncredited)
Norma RandallJill (uncredited)
Robert StevensonBill Rutherford (uncredited)
William VedderJanitor (uncredited)
Arthur MortonOriginal Music Composer
William P. McGivernOriginal Story
Charles LangDirector of Photography
Henry VarsOriginal Music Composer
Jean LouisCostume Design
Charles NelsonEditor
William KiernanSet Decoration
Clay CampbellMakeup Artist
Helen HuntHairstylist
Robert PetersonArt Direction
Milton FeldmanAssistant Director
George Coopersound engineer
Mischa BakaleinikoffMusic Director
Genre: Crime, Drama
Media: Blu-ray
Sound: Mono
IMDb: 0045555