Fritz Lang's masterpiece, The Big Heat, had a mid-week opening in Chicago on Wednesday, November 18, 1953, at 8:45 am, at the Roosevelt theatre, State near Washington . . . an ad in the Chicago Tribune states:
I'm Putting The Heat On . . . So I was a gangster's girl. But he worked me over once too often. Now I
'm putting the big heat on, but good. When I finish talking, he'll wish he never was born! . . . The Big Heat, Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, with Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan . . . A Columbia Picture
The film was the top-half of a double-bill, of which the bottom-half was: "The 49th Man," Espionage Ring Smashed! "Secret War" plot against U.S. Revealed Clue by Clue!!!, Columbia Pictures Shock Hit!, Split-second action! Split-atom impact!, with John Ireland, Richard Denning . . .