The Big Heat

1953, Crime/Drama, 1h 30m

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A police officer seems to have committed suicide, but Detective Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) thinks there's more to the story. After talking to the man's mob-connected mistress, Bannion discovers far-reaching corruption that leads all the way from the police station to kingpin Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby). But when the policeman's lover is killed, it becomes clear that crossing Lagana is a dangerous thing to do. Soon Bannion finds himself marked for death and his family in mortal danger.

Cast & Crew

Glenn Ford
Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Jocelyn Brando
Katie Bannion
Lee Marvin
Vince Stone
Jeanette Nolan
Bertha Duncan
Willis Bouchey
Lt. Ted Wilks
Robert Burton
Det. Gus Burke
Adam Williams
Larry Gordon
Howard Wendell
Police Commissioner Higgins
Chris Alcaide
George Rose
Michael Granger
Hugo (police clerk)
Dorothy Green
Lucy Chapman
Arthur Morton
Original Music
Charles Lang
Cinematographer
Robert Peterson
Art Direction
William Kiernan
Set Decoration
Jean Louis
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