The Big Night

(1951)
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A film noir treatise about the coming of age of a young man is beautifully realized by the great Joseph Losey. John Drew Barrymore zigzags through the sordid vortex of downtown Los Angeles while seeking vengeance on the man who beat his Father. This superbly crafted “trial by fire” tale with memorable dialogue and shaded photography co-stars Preston Foster, Joan Lorring, Harold St. John and Dorothy Comingore

  1. Stanley Ellin

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Joseph Losey

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Hugo Butler

    Screenplay

  4. Ring Lardner, Jr.

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Drew Barrymore

    John Drew Barrymore

    George La Main (as John Barrymore Jr.)

  2. Preston Foster

    Preston Foster

    Andy La Main

  3. Joan Lorring

    Joan Lorring

    Marion Rostina

  4. Howard St. John

    Howard St. John

    Al Judge

  5. Dorothy Comingore

    Dorothy Comingore

    Julie Rostina

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Status Released

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  • November 13, 1951
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 15m

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