The Big Steal

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Army Lieutenant Halliday, accused of stealing the Army payroll, pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's ex-girlfriend and is in turned being chased by his accuser, Capt. Blake.

  1. Gerald Drayson Adams


  2. Don Siegel


  3. Daniel Mainwaring


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  1. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Lt. Duke Halliday

  2. Jane Greer

    Jane Greer

    Joan 'Chiquita' Graham

  3. William Bendix

    William Bendix

    Capt. Vincent Blake

  4. Patric Knowles

    Patric Knowles

    Jim Fiske

  5. Ramon Novarro

    Ramon Novarro

    Inspector General Ortega

  6. Don Alvarado

    Don Alvarado

    Lt. Ruiz

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 11m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 9, 1949



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A review by Steve

By Steve

‘The Big Steal’, starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer and scripted by Geoffrey Holmes (Daniel Mainwaring) often appears to be best known and least admired for what it isn’t, namely ‘Out of the Past’.

The latter, released in 1947 - starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer and scripted by Geoffrey Holmes - is regarded as an elegant and sublime evocation of noir. The ‘Big Steal’ is hardly referenced and not much regarded at all.

Standing in the shadow of ‘Out of the Past’, it’s understandable that the ‘The Big Steal’ seems overlooked and/ or underestimated. At just 71 mi... read the rest.

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