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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 ...
Carol Lawson
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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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You Can't Beat Edward G.!
17 May 2002 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is not one of Edward G's best films. In fact it may be his worst but it is still watchable. It's pretty much a run of the mill 50's crime story which centers around the activities in one day of a detective's life. Good black and white photography with excellent location shots.....not much use of studio sets. This adds to the realism and if you like old cars, the street scenes are for you! Edward G. is, as usual, top notch and for once gets to be a good guy. An aging Paulette Goddard, whose star was really on the wane, is adequate as the madame of an "escort service"....a thinly disguised brothel....her wordplay with Edward G. is sharp and ever so sexy. The supporting cast is familiar to all......and Lee VanCleef pops up as a killer (what else?) in one of his early films before he became an icon in Italian westerns. This is an enjoyable, throw-away film that is worth catching on some late night weekend. Anything with Edward G. is always one to watch.


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