Friday, December 07, 2007

The Big Steal

DVD review from The Movie Snob

The Big Steal (B-). My stroll through the Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 4 continues with this entry, starring sleepy-eyed Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer. The setting is Mexico. Greer is chasing her fiance, who skipped town with $2,000 of her money. She runs into Mitchum, who is chasing the same guy, and another hardcase is chasing him. One of the movie's pleasures is the way it only slowly divulges why these guys are chasing each other -- and you don't know whether to believe Mitchum's story or not along the way. He and Greer team up in their pursuit, and some decent screwball-comedy-style banter ensues. So it's an unusual movie, but an enjoyable one.


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