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Vice Squad (1953)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  31 July 1953 (USA)
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When a police officer is shot arresting a car thief, Captain Barnaby uses his skills and contacts to track down the culprits and uncovers a bank heist plan in the process. Barnaby has no ... See full summary »

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Capt. 'Barnie' Barnaby
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Mona Ross
K.T. Stevens ...
Ginny
Porter Hall ...
Jack Hartrampf
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Marty Kusalich
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Al Barkis
Barry Kelley ...
Dwight Foreman
Jay Adler ...
Frankie Pierce
Harlan Warde ...
Det. Lacey
Mary Ellen Kay ...
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Pete Monte
Lewis Martin ...
Police Lt. Ed Chisolm
Joan Vohs ...
Vickie Webb
Dan Riss ...
Lt. Bob Imlay
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When a police officer is shot arresting a car thief, Captain Barnaby uses his skills and contacts to track down the culprits and uncovers a bank heist plan in the process. Barnaby has no qualms about bending the law to achieve his ends, including trumped up charges to persuade his only witness to cooperate or detaining some call girls to coerce their madam to help him. In the meantime he deals with everyday police business, juggling seemingly trivial matters with more serious ones. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Plays It So Cool
27 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I totally enjoyed this movie! I especially liked that EGR played his character cool, calm and collected. You don't see him yelling at his men and gesticulating all over the place! He portrayed his character as an adept psychologist, an independent thinker, who exhibits grace under fire. He uses compassion and sensitivity in a reassuring way. He sees all of the pieces to a puzzle and knows exactly where to place them in order to make a full picture.

The locations, cars and clothes just blew me away. I grew up in Los Angeles during the early 50's, and I remember riding in a 1949 Ford and 1953 Buick that my father owned.

The way the men looked in their full dress suits and sky highs (slang term for hats); and the women in their quiet elegance (never without gloves); is one of the reasons I love movies from the 40's and 50's.

Even to this day, if I pass through an old part of Los Angeles that is somewhat still intact (which is rare) from that time; it brings back old sweet memories, and I want to stay in that time warp and never come out. If you like EGR, cars, great locations, clothes, coolness and justice....Then you need to see this movie. All I need is for this movie to be released on DVD.


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