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Release Date:
11 May 1951 (USA) See more »
GANGLAND GALAHAD! He's a cop's pet peeve... and a gal's pet passion!
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hugh Beaumont ... Dennis O'Brien
Ann Savage ... Ann Harmon
Edward Brophy ... Prof. Shicker
Richard Travis ... Police Inspector Lt. Bruger

Margia Dean ... Flo Klingle

Mike Mazurki ... Ape Danowski
David Bruce ... Charles Giffen
Raymond Greenleaf ... Father Donovan
Eve Miller ... Norma Harmon
Harry Hayden ... Dr. Earl J. Tomkins

Joi Lansing ... The Cocktail Waitress (as Joy Lansing)
Peter Mamakos ... Nick Garrison
Chris Drake ... Mike Greeley
John Indrisano ... Mushy Cavelli (as Johnny Indrasano)
Bill Varga ... Willie Klingle
Richard Monahan ... Henry - Bartender
Charles Wagenheim ... Lefty - Policy Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Chefe ... Waiter (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Counter Man (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Wrestling Match Spectator (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Drunk at Wrestling Match (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Waiter (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Club patron (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
Writing credits
Herbert H. Margolis (story) (as Herbert Margolis) and
Lou Morheim (story) (as Louis Morheim)

Julian Harmon (screenplay) and
Victor West (screenplay)

Produced by
William Berke .... producer
Jack Leewood .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bert Shefter 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson 
Harry Reynolds 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as F. Paul Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Paul Stanhope .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (as J. Francis Murphy)
Art Department
Leigh Carson .... property master
Tom Kemp .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred Berke .... wardrobe (as Al Berke)
Other crew
Diane .... handknits and fashions
Stanley Price .... dialogue coach

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Also Known As:
"Flesh and Leather" - USA (TV title)
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USA:58 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #15044)

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Edited down to each of its two segments, each of them re-titled, this was sold to television in the early 1950's as two parts of a syndicated half hour mystery show.See more »


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If you must, 29 November 2012
Author: nova-63 from Canada

I like Edward Brophy. He was best playing a mug with a twinkle in his eye. But he is miscast here as the "intellectual who likes the sauce". He just can't make it work. He sounds cardboard trying to play the professor. Likewise, I enjoy Hugh Beaumont. To me Beaumont was similar to Alan Ladd, great in the right role, but with a rather cold screen persona.

Let's be honest, these were made on the cheap and relied heavily on the stars to bring life to very average scenarios. Personally, I think the Brophy/Beaumont team fails. I like them both, but it doesn't work here. Compared with the TV detectives series of the era the Dennis O'Brien mysteries are fine, but if you are looking for a lost gem from the detective genre you won't find it here.

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