The Big Heat(Movie, 1953)

| 1h 29min | Genres: Crime, Drama
The Big HeatRating: 3.9/5 (with 92 votes)
The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Jocelyn Brando, and featuring Lee Marvin. It centers on a cop who takes on the crime syndicate that controls his city. The film was written by former crime reporter Sydney Boehm, based on a serial by William P. McGivern, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and was published as a novel in 1953. The film was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011. ()
Movie poster of The Big Heat

Where to watch The Big Heat (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Big Heat" is currently available on 2 providers. The Big Heat can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 30min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 30min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

Awards & Nominations for The Big Heat

National Film Registry

About The Big Heat

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.

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Trailer for The Big Heat + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Posters And Trailer(Trailer, 3:39)

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 15 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/14/1953
Director: Fritz Lang
Producer: Robert Arthur
Film Editor: Charles Nelson
Director of Photography: Charles Lang
Composer: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"De schrik op het lijf"
"Jeg er loven"
"Els subornats"
"Lain puolustajat"
"I megali kapsa"
"Ta fota esvysan noris"
"To megalo ktypima"
"Η μεγάλη κάψα"
"Fukushû wa ore ni makasero"
"Los sobornados"
"Tot het bittere einde"
"Veliko uzbudjenje"
"Ölüm Korkusu"

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