Homicide (1949)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  2 April 1949 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Douglas ...
Police Lt. Michael Landers
Helen Westcott ...
Jo Ann Rice
Robert Alda ...
Monte Blue ...
Sheriff George
Warren Douglas ...
Brad Clifton
John Harmon ...
Pete Kimmel
James Flavin ...
Det. Lt. Boylan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Benedict ...
Nick Foster


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Release Date:

2 April 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Fall für Detektiv Landers  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the cops are at the suicide/murder scene in the flop house, James Flavin says to Robert Douglas: " Junior, you're making camels out of cloud formations." This is a reference to Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 3, scene 2. See more »


References Romance on the High Seas (1948) See more »


All Through the Day
Music by Jerome Kern
Introduced in the film "Centennial Summer" (1946)
Played as background music in the second restaurant scene
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15 June 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

A cop is drawn rather inexplicably into an apparent suicide, leading him into a meandering investigation.

Despite a promising start, the movie descends into a lackluster crime drama with little to salvage it from the celluloid wastebasket. The plot's neither tight nor coherent, plodding along in uninspired fashion, with the usual bruising fist fights where no one gets marked up and a wounded hero who quickly recovers in true Hollywood fashion. In a better movie, these clichés could be overlooked, but here they simply add to the general contrivance. What surprises me is that this is a studio production (Warner Bros.). I could understand the slipshod results coming from a cheap indie outfit, but not from the gangster experts at Warners. Still, no film with that great tough-talking slattern Esther Howard (the landlady) can be a total loss. My suggestion-- catch the movie if the only alternative is a political speech.

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