All Genres: Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Release Year: 1950
Rating: 5.6 (0)
Director: Felix E. Feist
Writing by: Philip MacDonald – writer
Seton I. Miller – screenplay
Seton I. Miller – story
Produced by: Jack M. Warner – producer
Cast: Lee J. Cobb – Police Lt. Ed Cullen
Jane Wyatt – Lois Frazer
John Dall – Andy Cullen
Lisa Howard – Janet Cullen
Harlan Warde – Howard Frazer
Tito Vuolo – Pietro Capa
Charles Arnt – Ernest Quimby (as Charles E. Arnt)
Marjorie Bennett – Mrs. Muriel Quimby
Alan Wells – Nito Capa
Mimi Aguglia – Mrs. Capa
Bud Wolfe – Officer Blair
Music: Louis Forbes
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Plot Outline: A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.
Plot: Rich Lois Frazer, divorcing her fortune-hunter husband, finds hes bought a gun. Suspecting he plans to kill her, she calls in her lover, who just happens to be Homicide Lieutenant Ed Cullen. When Ed arrives, the gun gets used…and because of his relationship with Lois, Ed is compelled to compound a felony. The good news: Ed himself is assigned to the case. The bad news: Eds hotshot younger brother Andy, a new- minted detective, is also on the case…and anxious to prove himself.
Crazy Credits: We know about 32 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
After cast credits: And another 2,500 actors that auditioned for the above parts and were lucky enough to be turned down.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When Benson and Heathcliffs plane lands, it is without landing gear in an area where no planes are near. When Heathcliff gets out of the plane, it is upright, indicating that landing gear is present, and other planes surround theirs.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The first film of Cyril Chamberlain.
- The first section of the film contains an in-joke about Will Hays real-life career. In 1937 Hays radio show was faded out to make time for a broadcast by the Prime Minister. Hay was furious and vowed never to broadcast again. A popular outcry led by the Daily Express forced the BBC to apologise before Hay would go back on the air. When Dudfoots broadcast ends the same way, he says “The BBC always fade out the best items”, and when threatened with dismissal he says “If only we could get the Daily Express behind us…”
- First film of Brian Worth.