The Movie: The Big Heat (1953)
What Is It?: Fritz Lang takes film noir to its darkest extremes with this tale of a widowed cop who channels his grief into bringing down the crime syndicate responsible for his wife’s death. The divine cast includes Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan, Carolyn Jones, and serial scene-stealer Gloria Grahame.
Why Today?: On this day in 1923, Gloria Grahame is born.