Big Heat, The (1953)
27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]
POSTER CONDITION & GRADING
Good to Very Good, linen backed. The poster had small tears and tiny paper loss scattered down the vertical fold, with a lesser amount of wear on the horizontal folds. It had pinholes around the edges. It had some tears and stains in Glenn Ford's jacket. Overall, the poster was in good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was pretty well backed, but you can see signs of the above defects and the restoration of the above defects.
POSTER TAGLINE & DESCRIPTION
"Somebody's going to pay…Because he forgot to kill me…"; "A hard cop and a soft dame…in a brass-knuckle thriller!"; "From the shock-packed Saturday Evening Post serial!"; "Vice…dice…and corruption!"
For many critics and lovers of film noir, this is Fritz Lang's greatest American film. Corrosively violent (the infamous 'coffee in the face' scenes involving Gloria Grahame and scary hood Lee Marvin are still shocking today), superbly photographed, and plotted with precision and with every minor scene and character making maximum impact, this masterpiece proved hugely influential. But it's never been bettered. This striking one sheet, with its lurid, pulpy art so beautifully rendered, looks like the cover of a cheap detective novel!