The Big Combo

Part of Recovered Treasures: Great Films from World Archives
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive

Dir. Joseph H. Lewis. 1955, 89 mins.

In one of the last great noirs, photographed by John Alton, and featuring Joseph H. Lewis’s (Gun Crazy) blend of violence and morbid sexuality, an obsessive detective pursues a savage mob boss whose motto is “First is first and second is nobody.” 

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Film Foundation.

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