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A tough New York cop is determined to bring down a crook who has always managed to provide an alibi for the crimes he's been accused of, even though the detective knows he's guilty of committing them.

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A tough New York cop is determined to bring down a crook who has always managed to provide an alibi for the crimes he's been accused of, even though the detective knows he's guilty of committing them.

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NOW! The man of 1,000 faces in a picture with 1,000 THRILLS!

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15 September 1928 (USA)  »

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Los Angeles City Hall, which opened in April of 1928, appears on film for perhaps the first time in the background of a few rooftop scenes. See more »

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Featured in Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000) See more »

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Gritty human interest policier
8 September 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Lon Chaney is a police plain clothes detective who is out to get criminal Wheeler Oakman while trying to keep Anita Page and Carroll Nye on the straight and narrow. The one movie where he almost gets the girl. Nice New York locale and humorous Joe Farnham titles.


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