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The Big Steal (1949) was a Comedy - Film Noir Film directed by Don Siegel and produced by Jack J. Gross and Sid Rogell.

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The Big Steal (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 18, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Granted you have star power but it’s easy to assume that The Big Steal will be a no name picture. A minor triumph at best. Not so! This film?fares far better than?countless of its?bigger competitors. It proves to be a winking romp full of bedroom brawls, car chases, and twists?and turns every ... Read full article


The Big Steal (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 18, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Granted you have star power but it’s easy to assume that The Big Steal will be a no name picture. A minor triumph at best. Not so! This film?fares far better than?countless of its?bigger competitors. It proves to be a winking romp full of bedroom brawls, car chases, and twists?and turns every ... Read full article


HOLLYWOOD'S HISPANIC HERITAGE BLOGATHON: Ramon Novarro in The Big Steal (1949)

on Oct 14, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated by Aurora at her site Once Upon a Screen with Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon on October 15th. Ramon Novarro 1899-1968 Born in Durango, Mexico as Jose Ramon Gil Samaniego, the actor we came to know as Ramon Novarro moved to Los Angeles wi... Read full article


HOLLYWOOD'S HISPANIC HERITAGE BLOGATHON: Ramon Novarro in The Big Steal (1949)

on Oct 14, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated by Aurora at her site Once Upon a Screen with Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon on October 15th. Ramon Novarro 1899-1968 Born in Durango, Mexico as Jose Ramon Gil Samaniego, the actor we came to know as Ramon Novarro moved to Los Angeles wi... Read full article


Film Noir Review: The Big Steal (1949)

By Danilo Castro on Oct 5, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“It’ll be getting dark soon. I hate the thought of spending the night with an empty revolver.” Robert Mitchum, the owner of the sleepiest eyes in Hollywood, was arrested for smoking marijuana in 1948. The scandal shocked few within the industry, but for the reefer-fearing public, t... Read full article


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Lt. Duke Halliday: [about the policeman] Come on! Get this guy out of my neck.
Joan Graham: Get him off yourself, you speak Spanish.
Lt. Ruiz: [in Spanish] Miss, do you know this man?
Joan Graham: [in Spanish] I've never seen him before.
Lt. Duke Halliday: What did you say to him?
Joan Graham: I've told him that we're complete strangers.
Lt. Duke Halliday: [in Spanish to the police officer] No, no. This is my woman... my wife.
Joan Graham: Wait a minute!
Lt. Ruiz: [in Spanish] Then both of you come to the Inspector General office.


Joan Graham: ...I gave Jin $2000. I thought it was a fortune.
Lt. Duke Halliday: Don't tell me he clipped you?
Joan Graham: He called it 'borrowing.'
Lt. Duke Halliday: No security?
Joan Graham: Unless you call a nice smile security.
Lt. Duke Halliday: That's all you got for your money?
Joan Graham: Certainly was.
Lt. Duke Halliday: [sarcastically] I'll tell you what, Chiquita, you believe me, and I'll believe you.


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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Also directed by Don Siegel




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Also produced by Jack J. Gross




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Also released in 1949




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