The Big Heat Movie Review Summary

Actors: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

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THE BIG HEAT is a movie directed by Fritz Lang in 1953.

Sgt. Bannion is a police officer investigating the suicide of a policeman. When he becomes too curious about the implication of the mob boss Mike Lagana in this event, Lagana decides to get rid of him. Unfortunately, Bannion's wife, instead of the policeman, is killed during the assassination attempt. From this moment on, Bannion, rejecting the help of his friends and superiors, will begin a personal crusade against Lagana. He resigns from his job and will eventually discover that Higgins, the head of the Police Dept, is on the payroll of Mike Lagana's criminal organization.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   police corruption Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Is this movie based on a    -   book

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