The Big Heat

Fritz Lang, USA, 1953o


Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.

Lang zeigt in The Big Heat Verflechtungen von Ordnungsmacht und Gangstertum. (…) Die ganze Gesellschaft ist kontaminiert.

Frieda Grafe

Tout le génie cinématographique de Fritz Lang au service du film noir, genre dans lequel il exprime sa vision pessimiste de la société gouvernée par le mal. Sec et sans pitié, l'un de ses meilleurs films américains.

Serge Chauvin


Movie Datao

Other titles
Heißes Eisen DE
Règlement de comptes FR
Crime/Thriller, Drama
Running time
89 Min.
Original language
ØYour rating7.9/10
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7.9 (29016)
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Cast & Crewo

Glenn FordDet. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Gloria GrahameDebby Marsh
Jocelyn BrandoKatie Bannion
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