Mitchum, Greer - The Big Steal

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Mitchum, Greer - The Big Steal

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Is a fast paced witty noirish mystery - chase film with Mitchum up against Wiiliam Bendix, Ptric Knowles, and John Qualen ( what ) and Ms greer. It is great fun, from RKO with Don Siegel directing, one of his best and earliest. :? l
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I liked it.
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The Big Steal

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Will be one of the Noirs to be released by Warner Home Video on July 27, 2007. 8)
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Actually, of Mitchum's 4 "Mexican Visit" noirs, this is the one I liked least;
mind you, though, it's still a Mitchum noir, set (mostly) in Mexico, and co-starring Bendix, meaning chances are good that it's automatically superior to 98.5% of anything else being broadcast at that moment, so as criticisms go, that's pretty sanguine!
Still, though, I gotta confess, the first thing that always pops into my mind about "Big Steal" is that this is the one whose filming was interrupted for over a month by Mitchum's incarceration on the marijuana charge!
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The Big Steal is included in the Film Noir Classic Collection being released July 31 by Warner Home Video. :wink:
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