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.

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Credits

director

Joseph Lewis

producer

Sidney Harmon

production company

Allied Artists Pictures

Duration

01:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303640

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q1498484

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