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The Big Night (1951)

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75 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A teenager comes of age while seeking revenge on the man who beat up his father.
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Stanley Ellin (novel "Dreadful Summit") (screenplay) | Joseph Losey (screenplay) | Hugo Butler (screenplay) (originally uncredited) | Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay) (originally uncredited)
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Updated Dec 5, 1951

Release date
Dec 7, 1951 (United States)

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39 cast members
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John Drew Barrymore
George La Main (as John Barrymore Jr.) George La Main (as John Barrymore Jr.)   See fewer
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Preston Foster
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Joan Lorring
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Howard St. John
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Dorothy Comingore
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Philip Bourneuf
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Howland Chamberlain
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Emile Meyer
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Robert Aldrich
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Walter Bacon
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Robert Bice
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Lane Chandler
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Edmund Cobb
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Dee Cooper
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Johnny Duncan
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Patricia Enright
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Tim Graham
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Joseph Mell
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Barry Norton
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Ralph Peters
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Mabel Smaney
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Brick Sullivan
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6.5 / 10 | 509 votes