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Old 06-10-2018, 11:29 PM
FryeDwight FryeDwight is offline
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THE BIG HEAT (1953). Not a Horror film, but gripping excellent crime film that deserves a wider audience. Glenn Ford is a hard boiled Detective (kind of pre Dirty Harry) investigating and trying to quash a City wide Crime net. Solid support especially by a young Lee Marvin (with black hair...always thought it was white). His Vince Stone is a real bastard and implacable sadist abusing Carolyn Jones (INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and TV's ADAMM'S FAMILY, probably one of her first parts) and Gloria Grahame (THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and BLOOD AND LACE). Lee's abuse of Gloria must have been ultra shocking to audiences at the time and still packs a wallop today. *****
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