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The Resource Illegal : The big steal, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel, (DVD videorecording ;)

Illegal : The big steal, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel, (DVD videorecording ;)

Label
Illegal : The big steal
Title
Illegal
Title remainder
The big steal
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel
Title variation
  • Illegal
  • Big steal
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Illegal: Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution, but is too late. Scott resigns as a prosecutor and enters private practice. He draws the attention of mob kingpin Frank Garland. Scott represents one of Garland's stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. Embroiled in dirty mob politics, the situation becomes intolerable when his former protege is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob
  • The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Illegal: Music, Max Steiner
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, French subtitles; closed-captioned, English subtitles for the deaf and the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
  • Illegal cast: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield
  • The big steal cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles, Ramon Novarro, Don Alvarado, John Qualen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1982
  • 1905-2000
  • 1902-1977
  • 1912-1991
  • 1893-1973
  • 1911-1982
  • 1933-1967
  • 1924-2001
  • 1906-1964
  • 1911-1995
  • 1899-1968
  • 1899-1987
  • 1888-1971
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rosenberg, Frank P
  • Burnett, W. R.
  • Webb, James R
  • Allen, Lewis
  • Gross, Jack J
  • Homes, Geoffrey
  • Adams, Gerald Drayson
  • Siegel, Don
  • Robinson, Edward G.
  • Foch, Nina
  • Marlowe, Hugh
  • Mansfield, Jayne
  • Mitchum, Robert
  • Greer, Jane
  • Bendix, William
  • Knowles, Patric
  • Novarro, Ramon
  • Alvarado, Don
  • Qualen, John
  • Steiner, Max
  • Wormser, Richard
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
160
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawyers
  • Gangsters
  • Malicious accusation
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Police
  • DVDs
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Illegal : The big steal, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel, (DVD videorecording ;)
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Title from container
  • The big steal based on the Saturday Evening Post story "The road to Carmichael's" by Richard Wormser
  • Illegal originally released as a motion picture in 1955; The big steal originally released as a motion picture in 1949
  • Special features: Commentaries by Nina Foch and film historian Patricia King Hanson on 'Illegal' and film historian Richard B. Jewell on 'The big steal;' vintage "Behind the cameras" segment with Edward G. Robinson from the 'Warner Bros. presents' TV series; new featurettes: "Illegal: marked for life" and "The big steal: look behind you;" theatrical trailers
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illegal (88 min.) -- The big steal (72 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (160 min.)
Isbn
9781419851230
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391150268
  • 085391150206
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • 115026
  • 115020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)156887837
  • 718052
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Illegal : The big steal, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel, (DVD videorecording ;)
Distribution
Note
  • Title from container
  • The big steal based on the Saturday Evening Post story "The road to Carmichael's" by Richard Wormser
  • Illegal originally released as a motion picture in 1955; The big steal originally released as a motion picture in 1949
  • Special features: Commentaries by Nina Foch and film historian Patricia King Hanson on 'Illegal' and film historian Richard B. Jewell on 'The big steal;' vintage "Behind the cameras" segment with Edward G. Robinson from the 'Warner Bros. presents' TV series; new featurettes: "Illegal: marked for life" and "The big steal: look behind you;" theatrical trailers
  • For specific features see interactive menu
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Illegal (88 min.) -- The big steal (72 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (160 min.)
Isbn
9781419851230
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391150268
  • 085391150206
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • 115026
  • 115020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)156887837
  • 718052
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD

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