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

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

Label
Illegal
Title
Illegal
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel
Contributor
Actor
Distributor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
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 protégé 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) accidentally 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
Member of
Cataloging source
PX0
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Big steal (Motion picture)
  • Illegal (Motion picture : 1955)
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Credits note
  • Illegal: Music, Max Steiner ; director of photography, J. Peverell Marley ; editor, Thomas Reilly
  • The big steal: Director of photography, Harry J. Wild ; editor, Samuel E. Beetley ; music, Leigh Harline
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • In English
  • English dialogue with optional English & French subtitles
PerformerNote
  • Illegal cast: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Kulky, DeForest Kelly
  • The big steal cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix, Patric Knowles, Ramon Novarro, Don Alvarado, John Qualen
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  • 1905-2000
  • 1899-1982
  • 1893-1973
  • 1911-1982
  • 1933-1967
  • 1912-1991
  • 1902-1977
  • 1924-2001
  • 1906-1964
  • 1911-1995
  • 1899-1968
  • 1899-1987
  • 1888-1971
  • 1908-1977
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  • Allen, Lewis
  • Rosenberg, Frank P.
  • Burnett, W. R.
  • Webb, James R.
  • Robinson, Edward G.
  • Foch, Nina
  • Marlowe, Hugh
  • Mansfield, Jayne
  • Gross, Jack J.
  • Siegel, Don
  • Homes, Geoffrey
  • Adams, Gerald Drayson
  • Mitchum, Robert
  • Greer, Jane
  • Bendix, William
  • Knowles, Patric
  • Novarro, Ramon
  • Alvarado, Don
  • Qualen, John
  • Steiner, Max
  • Harline, Leigh
  • Wormser, Richard
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
160
Series statement
Archive collection
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  • Wormser, Richard
  • Lawyers
  • Gangsters
  • Malicious accusation
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Police
Technique
live action
Label
Illegal, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/967/000000000011967646.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 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
Bar code
  • 31223140731028
  • 31223140731051
  • 31223140731036
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. ; 1955)
  • The big steal
  • (72 min. ; 1949)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 160 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
888574564766
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Recording technique
burning
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1039082564
System details
  • DVD; full screen (standard ; 4x3, 1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Audio mono
  • "This disc is expected to play back in DVD video, "Play Only" devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Illegal, Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; screenplay by W.R. Burnett and James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Allen. The big steal / Turner Entertainment Co. ; RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents ; produced by Jack J. Gross ; screenplay by Geoffrey Homes & Gerald Drayson Adams ; directed by Don Siegel, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/967/000000000011967646.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 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
Bar code
  • 31223140731028
  • 31223140731051
  • 31223140731036
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. ; 1955)
  • The big steal
  • (72 min. ; 1949)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 160 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
888574564766
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Recording technique
burning
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1039082564
System details
  • DVD; full screen (standard ; 4x3, 1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Audio mono
  • "This disc is expected to play back in DVD video, "Play Only" devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD

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