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The Big Heat (15)

Wednesday 27 December 2017 to Thursday 28 December 2017

The Big Heat (15)

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  • Director Fritz Lang
  • Origin USA
  • Year 1953
  • Duration 90 minutes

Ruthless criminals, a dedicated honest cop, sultry women and a gripping plot…all the elements of a classic police-thriller. Police sergeant Bannion is investigating the apparent suicide of a corrupt cop, then is suddenly ordered to stop the investigation. Driven to unravel the mystery, Bannion continues to probing until an explosion meant for him kills his wife. He resigns from the force, interrogates the gangster moll Debby (Gloria Grahame) and takes his battle against underworld boss Lagana (Alexander Scourby) and his henchman Stone (Lee Marvin) to a life or death confrontation.

The screening on Wednesday 27th December at 7:00pm will be introduced by film lecturer David Leicester.

Part of QUAD's Thrillers season. See all fifteen films in this season for just £50 with a Thriller Season Pass.