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The Big Steal (1949)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Romance  |  26 December 1949 (Sweden)
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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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Cais da Maldição  »

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Jane Greer got the female lead because studio head Howard Hughes didn't want to risk using Jane Russell, RKO's biggest female star, in case the public would turn against Robert Mitchum because of his jail sentence for smoking marijuana .Greer and Hughes previously had a relationship, which she broke off to get married. Out of spite, Hughes stopped giving her roles, but decided that in this case she was perfect for this seemingly thankless role. See more »

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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

Lt. Duke Halliday: [to Joan] I'm the kind of guy who doesn't like to turn around, Chiquita. Besides, that there's a guy behind me with a gun. Remember?
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An irresistible film
17 July 2000 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer co-star in this film about a wrongfully accused man being chased by the bad guy, while chasing the other bad guy. Mitchum and Greer are both charming and warm, Mitchum with his cool demeanor and lazy eyes, Greer with her charismatic presence and radiant smile. William Bendix offers a terrific performance as the bad guy chasing down Mitchum. Fast, fun and not to be missed.


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