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“The Big Heat” (1953 – Columbia)

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In many ways, Fritz Lang's The Big Heat, scripted by former crime reporter Sydney Boehm, laid the groundwork not only for "Dirty Harry," but for the whole sub-genre of 'rogue cop' films that began to surface during the Vietnam era.

Gloria Graham and Glenn Ford in “The Big Heat” (1953)

Gloria Graham in “The Big Heat” (1953)

"Dice, Vice and Corruption"—those are the inducements advertised on the marquee of the Criterion Theatre, where "The Big Heat" opened yesterday. And dice, vice and corruption — especially corruption—are what you get a full share of in this Columbia crime melodrama, which has Glenn Ford as its taut, relentless star.

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