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A Gun in His Hand (1945)

Passed  -  Drama | Crime | Short  -  15 September 1945 (USA)
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Dennis Nordell joins the police force with a long-range goal; use the knowledge he gains to pursue a career of undetected crime. Camouflaged by his uniform and badge, he pulls of a number ... See full summary »

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Dennis Nordell joins the police force with a long-range goal; use the knowledge he gains to pursue a career of undetected crime. Camouflaged by his uniform and badge, he pulls of a number of seemingly foolproof crimes, but is eventually trapped by an overlooked bit of evidence too small to be seen. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime Does Not Pay No. 46: A Gun in His Hand  »

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A great short film that I'm glad to see on DVD
4 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was pretty cool to see this one and a total of nearly 1 hour and 45 minutes of other short films in this series as bonus tracks on the 'DVD 'Film Noir-Bringing Darkness To Light' by Warner Bros. This is a great short about how crime doesn't pay. The police forensics in the 40's were pretty damned amazing considering that there were NO COMPUTERS.

WB is GREAT about including short subjects that would probably never see the light of day on DVD or TV. The TCM channel, owned by WB does show these MGM shorts, thank goodness!

Several of these shorts have familiar character actor faces in them including Anthony Caruso in this one who was one of the most prolific character actors and contract players in Hollywood in the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's. One of his most famous roles was in an episode of 'Star Trek' the original series in the episode 'A Piece Of The Action', where he played (surprise!) a gangster mob boss who meets Kirk and Spock and the Enterprise gang. Look up Anthony Caruso's impressive resume here on IMDb.

I collect celebrity autographs and I specialize in character actors and actresses, and I am fortunate to have Mr. Caruso's signature in my collection! No, I don't sell any of my autographs, either.


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