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The Big Combo






The Big Combo

Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Release Year: 1955
Country: USA
Runtime: 84
Rating: 6.8 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • The Most Startling Story The Screen Has Ever Dared Reveal!

  • Writing by: Philip Yordan – writer

    Produced by: Sidney Harmon – producer

    Cast: Cornel Wilde – Police Lt. Leonard Diamond
    Richard Conte – Mr. Brown
    Brian Donlevy – Joe McClure
    Jean Wallace – Susan Lowell
    Robert Middleton – Police Capt. Peterson
    Lee Van Cleef – Fante
    Earl Holliman – Mingo
    Helen Walker – Alicia Brown
    Jay Adler – Detective Sam Hill
    John Hoyt – Nils Dreyer
    Ted de Corsia – Ralph Bettini

    Music: David Raksin
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    Plot Outline: Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because its costing…
    Plot: Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because its costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Browns girlfriend, Susan Lowell.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The research done for this film is shown by the acknowledgment at the end of the credits: “The Producers wish to thank the STAFF and MANAGEMENT of THE TIMES NEWSPAPERS FOR THEIR HELP.”

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When John Hoyt as Dreyer reaches into his desk for a gun, the contents of the desk on the insert close-up do not match the contents on the master shot.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The name of the airbase is never mentioned. However at one ponint Nick views a press clipping that states the (presumed) hit-and-run driving incident occurred in the village of Brandon. Thats in Suffolk, adjacent to the US airbase at RAF Lakenheath. (However, the building Nick is seen parked outside when he asks, and is denied, permission to visit the base commander, is not at Lakenheath, it looks more like RAF Uxbridge which would have been easier to get permission to film at, and is also very close to the Shepperton studio where the film was made.)


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