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Release Date:
11 May 1951 (USA) See more »
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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 - aka Joe Harmon
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:
Heinie Conklin ... Counter Man (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Drunk at Wrestling Match (uncredited)
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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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Additional Details

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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Quickie, Quirky, Quaint, 10 June 2014
Author: Tracy Winters from northern Vermont

Cheap Hugh Beaumont stocking stuffer about a self-made private eye trying to get the low-down on the local dock rats.

Ultimately under-rated movie from the film noir category over-shadowed by the mainstream heavy weight box office draws of the day like Bogart and Cagney, but Hugh holds his own here. Good locations and authentic atmosphere keeps this floating orange above water while Hugh does his best to turn a clichéd script and by-the-numbers weekday drama into Saturday night in Sioux City.

Beaumont's 'other' 1951 fader along with 'Lost Continent'; recommended for aficionados of this genre.

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