The Big Heat (1953)

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.

Directing:
  • Fritz Lang

Writing:
  • Sydney Boehm
  • William P. McGivern

Stars:
Release Date: 1953-10-14
themoviedb icon 7.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 89
Jocelyn Brando
Jocelyn Brand...
Katie Bannion
John Crawford
John Crawford
Al - Bannion's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope
Ted Stanhope
Lagana's Butler (uncredited)
Willis Bouchey
Willis Bouche...
Lt. Ted Wilks
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Debby Marsh
Alexander Scourby
Alexander Sco...
Mike Lagana
Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Vince Stone
Jeanette Nolan
Jeanette Nola...
Bertha Duncan
Peter Whitney
Peter Whitney
Tierney
Robert Burton
Robert Burton
Det. Gus Burke
Adam Williams
Adam Williams
Larry Gordon
Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones
Doris
Chris Alcaide
Chris Alcaide
George Rose
Michael Granger
Michael Grang...
Hugo
Dorothy Green
Dorothy Green
Lucy Chapman
Ric Roman
Ric Roman
Baldy
Dan Seymour
Dan Seymour
Mr. Atkins
Edith Evanson
Edith Evanson
Selma Parker
Harry Lauter
Harry Lauter
Hank O'Connell (uncredited)
Sidney Clute
Sidney Clute
Retreat Bartender (uncredited)
Phil Chambers
Phil Chambers
Hettrick (uncredited)
John Doucette
John Doucette
Mark Reiner (uncredited)
Douglas Evans
Douglas Evans
Councilman Gillen (uncredited)
Lyle Latell
Lyle Latell
Moving Man (uncredited)
John Merton
John Merton
Man (uncredited)
Celia Lovsky
Celia Lovsky
Lagana's Mother in Portrait (uncredited)
William Murphy
William Murph...
Reds (uncredited)
Howard Wendell
Howard Wendel...
Police Commissioner Higgins
Charles Cane
Charles Cane
Police Guard Outside Lagana Home (uncredited)
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