IMO, "The Big Night" isn't a good film and is frankly one of the worst movies I've watched on "Noir Alley". There are a few film sequences that were good, but the rest of the film is just disjointed with some awful dialogue and even acting. The movie felt like it was rushed during production which probably is the case and the screenplay suggests too many chefs worked on the final version. I'm generally not a fan of Losey's movies so perhaps that explains my tepid approval to some degree. It will be interesting to read what others have to say about "The Big Night".