The Big combo

United States, 1955

Film
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This is not just another gangster movie, but far more a private obsessional duel, a battle of wills between a smooth-tongued gangster and a fixated cop, which is resolved in terms of individual foibles and motivations. The film deals with a new brand of corporate business-minded gangster. The film’s two main characters (Leonard Diamond and Mr. Brown) run along parallel lines: both are haunted by chimeras of innocence, they are both aggressive in the pursuit of their differing ambitions. Stars Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace.

Credits

producer

Sidney Harmon

production company

Allied Artists Pictures

Duration

01:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38381

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Gangster films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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