The Big Heat (Guest Speaker)

July 13

Police Sergeant Bannion is investigating the apparent suicide of a policeman, when he is suddenly ordered to stop. Bent coppers and systemic corruption drive this classic b&w Hollywood noir, incisively directed by emigré Fritz Lang, visionary creator of the dystopian Metropolis and disturbing M.

“… drum-tight, directed with muscular clarity and force…” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Lee Marvin

Post-screening Q&A with film historian Peter Evans

Film Information

Title The Big Heat (Guest Speaker)
Directed by Fritz Lang
Language English
Country USA
Genre classic noir
Running Time 89 mins
Release Year 1953
Subtitles No
Colour No (B&W)
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