The Big Night (1951)

A film noir treatise about the coming of age of a young man is beautifully realized by the great Joseph Losey. John Drew Barrymore zigzags through the sordid vortex of downtown Los Angeles while seeking vengeance on the man who beat his Father. This superbly crafted “trial by fire” tale with memorable dialogue and shaded photography co-stars Preston Foster, Joan Lorring, Harold St. John and Dorothy Comingore

Directing:
  • Joseph Losey

Writing:
  • Ring Lardner, Jr.
  • Hugo Butler
  • Joseph Losey

Stars:
Release Date: 1951-11-13
themoviedb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 75
Myron Healey
Myron Healey
Kennealy
Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comin...
Julie Rostina
Philip Bourneuf
Philip Bourne...
Dr. James Cooper
Preston Foster
Preston Foste...
Andy La Main
Emile Meyer
Emile Meyer
Peckinpaugh (as Emil Meyer)
Howard St. John
Howard St. Jo...
Al Judge
Joan Lorring
Joan Lorring
Marion Rostina
John Drew Barrymore
John Drew Bar...
George La Main (as John Barrymore Jr.)
Howland Chamberlain
Howland Chamb...
Flanagan
Robert Aldrich
Robert Aldric...
Ringsider at Fight (uncredited)
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