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Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

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Janet Bradley
William Gargan ...
Lt. Sam Carson
Richard Crane ...
Johnny Williams - Reporter
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Nora Bard
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Det. Oppenheimer
Charles Russell ...
Arthur Templeton
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Max Calvert
Mabel Paige ...
Flossie
Stanley Prager ...
Ruzinsky - Milkman
Charles Tannen ...
Ames - Reporter
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Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

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15 February 1946 (USA)  »

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Audácia de Criminoso  »

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Good plot and earnest performances carry solid B mystery
2 April 2012 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

William Gargan is police lieutenant Sam Carson. He admits he would like to be chief but he's not about to compromise his principles. He makes that fact pretty clear to tabloid magnate Max Calvert (Roy Roberts), who is looking to stir up the approaching election by pushing a murder story possibly involving a politician's daughter.

Carole Landis is dignified and tight-lipped as Janet Bradley, that daughter. Yes, she visited the victim, a sleazy private detective, earlier that evening. No, she does not care to explain her business with him.

Besides these main characters, a shady police doctor (Don Beddoe) sneaks information to reporters and generally delights in scandal. Mabel Paige has a key role as a flower lady who just wants her six bits. John Ireland is quite convincing in a too small role as a police detective. A roomful of news reporters crack wise and rush to their phones, a la The Front Page.

A couple of nice plot twists, especially one involving an escapee from his jail cell, keep the viewing interesting. Gargan and Landis are strong as the leads—a couple of realists holding out for a breakthrough that may or may not come.

Well done—a very entertaining if modest production.


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