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The Big Combo Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Lee Van Cleef

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Based on a screenplay directly written for the screen by Philip Yordan, THE BIG COMBO is a movie directed by Joseph H. Lewis in 1955.

For 3 years now, police officer Cornel Wilde has vainly tried to gather evidences against Richard Conte, an important boss of the NYC mob. His chief asks him to close the case but Wilde is giving the unique opportunity to question Jean Wallace, Conte's girlfriend, who's just tried to commit suicide. Conte is becoming nervous and eliminates one by one the people who could help Wilde in his quest. Film noir at its best.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of The Big Combo

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets

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