Homicide detective Mike Carter is tossed off the police force for insubordination and violating regulations. He reluctantly takes a job as bodyguard to Mrs. Gene Dysen, the owner of a local meat-packing plant. In investigating threats against her life, Carter begins unraveling the murder of a meat inspector at the plant, but not before he himself is framed for the murder of his former supervisor on the police force. Written by
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This marks the second time in the final three films of her career that Priscilla Lane performed as a character named Ms. Brewster. Several years earlier she had acted in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and her character in that film married a Mr. Brewster toward the end of the film. See more »
When Carter drives up to Dysen's house, the handbrake can be heard long before the car actually stops. See more »
a naive story. classic thriller. not bad actors. and Robert Altman first steps. the pieces - a good guy in troubles, his girl friend, a wise old lady, the murderer. a childish plot but, in same measure, seductive script and interesting performance. Lawrence Tierney does a credible detective with usual ingredients of innocent in a dark world and virtues of perfect hero. Priscilla Lane is best choice as young courageous woman who gives help to her boy-friend and serves with strong energy the justice. at first sigh, nothing original. but a nice film has not need by originality. flavor of old rules, vulnerable old lady and honest detective are enough for few sparkles of memories.
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