Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Big Steal (1949), Don Siegel.

How ya gonna get out of this, Halliday?  You gotta a bridge handy?  Or maybe some GOATHS?

Ah, William Bendix, Sylvester the cat thoundalike and memorable messed up serviceman from The Blue Dahlia!  Love you big lunk heavies! The Big Steal is a chase movie all the way, set in Mexico.  Jane Greer is great as a sourpuss who falls for a pretty boy with a sleazy pencil mustache.  She slowly grows to tolerate Robert Mitchum as they set off in search of aforementioned jerk that ripped them both off.  When I first started this blog, I wanted to focus on "classical" B-movies, but I must admit that these high-contrast late noir Bs of the 50s are stealing my heart. 

Boy, I wish I were at a 1950s Mexican resort.

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