The Big Steal
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This breezy and unpretentious film noir from director Don Siegel starts off with fireworks. Duke Holliday (Robert Mitchum), an American army lieutenant, is on his way to Mexico by boat when he's confronted in his cabin by Blake (William Bendix), gun in hand, who plans on taking him back to the United States. Holliday gets away, pummeling Blake pretty hard in the bargain and stealing his identification, and crosses paths with Joan Graham (Jane Greer). It turns out that she's looking for the same man he is, a smooth-talking hood and grifter named Fiske (Patric Knowles), who took Holliday… More

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"In this taut cat-and-mouse tale, all concerned are in top form."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Siegel packs lots of chases and action into 72 minutes, with a great ending."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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