An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief’s ex-girlfriend.
Video Rating: 5 / 5



25 Comments to “The Big Steal (1949)—Don Siegel”


  1. inkey2 — 25th May 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Man, I would love to wear wide lapel suites and two tone shoes….chugging down unfiltered cigarettes and booze. What an era

  2. rowley555 — 25th May 2012 @ 6:59 am

    Is out of the past on youtube? I can’t seem to find it.
    thanks

  3. CarloQuinto — 25th May 2012 @ 7:31 am

    Nobody is gonna rain on my parade! Mitchum and Greer have a special magic. Why do people try to take it away from us? The charm of a film like this is monumental. Fie on those who are so blind they can’t see. Go watch the looney tune channel and leave these great movies to those of us who truly appreciate them.

  4. 1seakyr — 25th May 2012 @ 8:17 am

    I’m sure they did this picture to try to capture some of the magic of “Out of the Past.” Sure, pair Mitchum and Greer together again, and——–well, let’s just say that lightning did NOT strike twice for this re-pairing of the leads. This is a rather pedestrian road movie with a comic edge that had none of the gloss of their previous movie together. In fact, Jane Greer is looking a lot less glamourous here.

  5. salhepatica1 — 25th May 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Don Siegel detailed this movie extensively in his autobiography. Mitchum was drunk a lot during the picture. Howard Hughes requested that Seigel do the movie. Hughes is described as a really strange guy. Hughes kept pouring money into the film. Finally it was put together and hopefully forgotten.

    I recall seeing this movie when it came out. All I recall is Mitchum & the leading lady in one long car ride pursued by others.

  6. mvies77 — 25th May 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Remake? What for? What’s better than Mitchum, Greer and Siegel and this whole production? When you already have great why remake it? Do you know what this would be like updated? Blood, foul language with boring dialogue, nude scenes, revised script with careful PC revisions, no thanks!

  7. nina31416 — 25th May 2012 @ 10:32 am

    Millones de gracias por subir esta película con mi adorado Mitchum…..es una gozada oirlo chapurrear el español!!!!! tiene una voz suave y muy hermosa!!!!!

  8. VegardMinde — 25th May 2012 @ 11:29 am

    A remake should be done of this film !

  9. Onlymusical — 25th May 2012 @ 11:48 am

    Wow! Mitchum, Greer, and Bendix in an early Don Siegel movie!

  10. toxicity8319dld — 25th May 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Ya quisieran los jarochos tener una ciudad como Tehuacan.

  11. MouldingM — 25th May 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Bellas escenas de Tehuacan, Chapulco, Tepanco, etc. En estas locaciones se han filmado la ley de herodes, y tu mama tambien, etc. Del clima no se diga, es mas agradable que Cuernavaca por ser mas seco. El hotel Penafiel, ahora Casa Cantarranas. Es por eso que Capacitacion en Plasticos no ha cambiado esta sede tan maravillosa.

  12. giuliettestar — 25th May 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    I have never visited Tijuana but the truth is that north of the country is very heavy now, but if you come to mexico someday I recommend the center of the country especially puebla because here still you live a good atmosphere 😀 😀 thnks 4 your comment 🙂 🙂

  13. resculptit — 25th May 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    – I have only seen Tiajuana – which is hardly a good representation of Mexico. Especially nowadays. But from movies and tour films – Mexico is only missing on thing – and that’s Scottish Whisky. Other than that – I agree – Mexico is most beautiful.

  14. resculptit — 25th May 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    They sure have some really nice old American cars. It is amazing how Hollywood showed such trivial ‘niceness’ to the Mexican people in their own country. Its like they considered them lower humans that did not require basic respect. OH – by the way – that $300,000.oo dollars stollen would Inflate into 2010 dollars as $2,713,736.76. Yeppers! thats $2.7Million. Must have been San Diego’s military pay. And a single man? picking it up? Non-Sense. But That’s Hollywood.

  15. giuliettestar — 25th May 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    this movie was filmed in Tehuacan Puebla Mexico I live in Tehuacan and I can say it’s a beautiful place

  16. giuliettestar — 25th May 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    this movie was filmed in Tehuacan Puebla I live in Tehuacan and I can say it’s a beautiful place

  17. italianoettore — 25th May 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Ottimo film.
    

  18. silenceseaandsky — 25th May 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    Thanks,didn´t know that one..

  19. MrRazorblade999 — 25th May 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    Don’t forget “Ride the Pink Horse” – another great but underappreciated film noir, set in San Pablo with a very Mexican feeling.

  20. silenceseaandsky — 25th May 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    Agree completely. Absurd, silly – and great entertainment! In other Noirs (Out of the Past,Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil,Secret beyond the door) Mexico is dangerous ground: populated by thugs, shady businessmen, knife-fighters, deadly femme fatales…Here the Mexicans(great: R.Navarro) just watch those crazy (U.S.)Americans chasing and betraying each other.

  21. MrRazorblade999 — 25th May 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Entertaining film noir. Great chemistry between Greer and Mitchum.

  22. practical22 — 25th May 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    absurd, silly, total waste of time

  23. psychkoala — 25th May 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Jane Greer was a total babe !

  24. wwwonderful — 25th May 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    How can you claim that a film about Joan of Arc was historically-accurate while here in France there are at least 5 ‘official’ versions.

  25. 2323giggity — 25th May 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Nice to here from another classic movie lover, Grant was such a decent guy that during wwll he would donate some , and sometimes all the money that he was paid for a movie to the war effort, how unselfish is that, we could sure use a few Cary Grant’s these days, men with respect and honor and decency .– Joan of arc with ingrid bergman 1948 is another of my favorites, and I did some fact finding into it and it was so historically accurate it is amazing, TTYL dave



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