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1,411 Ratings

The Big Heat

Directed by Fritz Lang
United States, 1953
Thriller, Crime, Film noir


Police Sergeant Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) is assigned to investigate the apparent suicide of a corrupt cop, setting him on a collision course with an underworld kingpin, a cold-blooded henchman (Lee Marvin), and a gangster’s moll (Gloria Grahame) in this classic noir by Fritz Lang.

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The Big Heat
Directed by Fritz Lang

Awards & Festivals

National Film Preservation Board

2011 | Winner: National Film Registry

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1954 | Winner: Best Motion Picture

Melbourne International Film Festival

1989 | Retrospectives

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