The Big Steal
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Filmed on location in Mexico, RKO's The Big Steal was one of the shortest of the major film noirs of the 1940s--and one of the best. The film is essentially one long chase, with a stolen Army payroll as the grand prize. Uneasy allies Lieutenant Duke Holliday (Robert Mitchum) and Joan "Chiquita" Graham (Jane Greer) chase after erudite crook Fiske (Patric Knowles), and in turn are pursued by detective Captain Blake (William Bendix). Seemingly detached from the proceedings is official lawman Colonal Ortego (Ramon Novarro), who manages to turn up at all the right times. Part of the… 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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