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The Big Steal (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance | 1 July 1949 (USA)
An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.

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Storyline

Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip, just in time for the climactic finale. Very tight script and pacing. Written by <timbo@netcom.com>

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Mitchum is HOT! - HOT...off location in the heart of Mexico...HOT...after a girl with a million-dollar figure!...HOT...at the nation's boxoffices...HOT...in his newest picture!


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1 July 1949 (USA)  »

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Cais da Maldição  »

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$780,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The shooting schedule had to be rearranged to accommodate Robert Mitchum's 43 day stay in prison for marijuana possession. See more »

Goofs

The initial scenes are set in the city of Veracruz, but were filmed in Tehuacán. While the action is still taking place in Veracruz, you can clearly see the name Tehuacán on a building. See more »

Quotes

Joan Graham: Stop calling me chickita. You don't say that to girls you don't even know.
Lt. Duke Halliday: Where I learned Spanish you do.
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Like a male /female buddy movie
13 September 2002 | by (toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wonderful repartee between Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer in this chase caper. Absolutely delightful. Jane Greer and Mitchum at at their height of attractiveness, and work so well together. Lots of rapid fire dialogue, quips and double entendres in the script.


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