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The Big Steal
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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) &
Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 December 1949 (Sweden) See more »
Tagline:
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!
Plot:
An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Mitchum and Greer together again in a great fun film. See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Lt. Duke Halliday

Jane Greer ... Joan Graham

William Bendix ... Capt. Vincent Blake

Patric Knowles ... Jim Fiske

Ramon Novarro ... Inspector General Ortega
Don Alvarado ... Lt. Ruiz

John Qualen ... Julius Seton
Pascual García Peña ... Manuel (as Pascual Garcia Pena)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregorio Acosta ... Chaney (uncredited)
Salvador Baguez ... Morales (uncredited)
Henry Carr ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Edward Colebrook ... Mexican Tourist (uncredited)
Bing Conley ... Dockhand (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... Purser (uncredited)
Alphonse Du Bois ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Juan Duval ... Vendor (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... American Tourist (uncredited)
Nacho Galindo ... Pastry Vendor (uncredited)
Eliso Gamboa ... Vendor (uncredited)
Raúl Guerrero ... Pepe (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Madden the Guard (uncredited)
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Customs Inspector (uncredited)
Ted Jacques ... Cole (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ... Vendor (uncredited)
José Loza ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Margarito Luna ... Attendant (uncredited)
Primo López ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Dorothy Mitchum ... Tourist (uncredited)
Carmen Morales ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Lillian O'Malley ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Purser (uncredited)
Beatriz Ramos ... Carmencita, shopkeeper (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Parrot Vendor (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Dockhand (uncredited)
Dimas Sotello ... Vendor (uncredited)
Arturo Soto Rangel ... Pedro (uncredited)
Alfredo de Soto ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Alfonso Sánchez Tello ... Basguez (uncredited)
Jorge Treviño ... Barber (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Guitar Vendor (uncredited)
Juan Varro ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Siegel 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) (as Geoffrey Homes) &
Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay)

Richard Wormser (story "The Road to Carmichael's")

Produced by
Jack J. Gross .... producer
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Samuel E. Beetley 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Harley Miller (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Robert Cowan .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Carla Hadley .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Killy .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Phil Brigandi .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound
 
Stunts
Terry Wilson .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Almond .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ernest Bachrach .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jim Kurley .... grip (uncredited)
Charles Straumer .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Salvador Baguez .... technical adviser
Richard Kinon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1950) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1997) | USA:Approved (certificate #13635) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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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:
Continuity: 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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Big Steal: Look Behind You (2007) (V)See more »

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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Mitchum and Greer together again in a great fun film., 7 August 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'The Big Steal' sees Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer team up again after their earlier Noir classic 'Out Of The Past', which is still one of the greatest Film Noirs ever made. 'The Big Steal' isn't as good, that's a fact, but it's a very different kind of movie, and comparing the two is a bit unfair. It's much lighter in tone and approach. Still Mitchum and Greer make a great team and it's a pity they didn't work together more. Director Don Siegel went on to make 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers', 'The Killers' and 'Dirty Harry', all great favourites of mine, but 'The Big Steal' is just as good and is not to be overlooked. It's a great piece of entertainment and also features a very good performance by William Bendix, who I also really enjoyed in Hitchcock's underrated 'Lifeboat'. Forget about 'Out Of The Past' and just enjoy 'The Big Steal' for what it is, a thriller that is a great fun film.

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