March 16, 2022 Subject:
I Love this movie!
October 3, 2021 Subject:
Good but not great crime drama.
A lot of the dialogue is flat and unimaginative, but a quality cast do the best they can with it. If this had been a B picture I'd have given it 4 stars for effort, but it wasn't up to snuff as a feature.
October 11, 2020 Subject:
Lee Van Cleefe
Stars Lee Van Cleefe of Sergio Leone's Western trilogy
December 12, 2015 Subject:
One of the best
Some of the best crime actors of all times. I love this movie.more of this type for me.
February 19, 2015 Subject:
Folks, this one's good. Really, really good!
May 13, 2014 Subject:
The Big Combo
The name of this movie makes absolutely no sense.
Very good film. One of the best on the archive. Thanks so much for putting it here for us to see.
Cornel Wilde plays Leonard Diamond a police lt. obesessively bent on taking down mob boss, Mr. Brown (played by Richard Conte). When funding for the investigation runs short, he foots the bill from his own pocket. Altruism, protecting and serving the public are not Lt. Diamond's only motivations. As obsessed as he is to see Mr. Brown go to jail, he is just as obsessed with Mr. Brown's "lady friend", Susan Lowell (played by Jean Wallace).
Mr. Brown knows Lt. Diamond better than the Lt. knows himself. At one point Brown tells him, "Diamond, the only trouble with you is, you'd like to be me. You'd like to have my organization, my influence, my fix. You can't, it's impossible. You think it's money. It's not. It's personality. You haven't got it. You're a cop. Slow. Steady. Intelligent. With a bad temper and a gun under your arm. With a big yen for a girl you can't have. First is first and second is nobody."
August 7, 2013 Subject:
The Big Combo