Monday, June 13

Repertory Series ArchivePrime Noir of the 1950s

The Big Heat

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(1953) dir Fritz Lang w/Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Courby, Lee Marvin [90 min; 35mm]
Glenn Ford plays a police detective out for justice when a cop’s apparent suicide reeks of murder an even the top brass aren’t interested in uncovering the truth. Alongside Ford, Fritz Lang places Lee Marvin, as a ruthless gangster, and Gloria Grahame, as his scarred moll, in two of their best roles.

“Lang strips down William P McGivern’s novel to essentials, giving the story a narrative drive as efficient and powerful as a handgun.” – Wally Hammond, Time Out

“Mr. Lang can direct a film. He has put his mind to it, in this instance, and he has brought forth a hot one with a sting.” – Bosley Crowther, New York Times

“In many ways, Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat, scripted by former crime reporter Sydney Boehm, laid the groundwork not only for “Dirty Harry,” but for the whole sub-genre of ‘rogue cop’ films that began to surface during the Vietnam era.” – John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune


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Monday 6/13
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