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Vice Squad (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 31 July 1953 (USA)
Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.

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Capt. 'Barnie' Barnaby
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Mona Ross
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Ginny
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Jack Hartrampf
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Marty Kusalich
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Al Barkis
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Dwight Foreman
Jay Adler ...
Frankie Pierce
Harlan Warde ...
Det. Lacey
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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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Stops you ... like a slug in the chest ! Shocks you ... like a kick in the face ! See more »


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31 July 1953 (USA)  »

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Girl in Room 13  »

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1.37 : 1
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First film produced by the newly formed Sequoia Productions. See more »

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Great period piece. Only one star, lots of characters.
16 May 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

If you're old enough to remember L.A. in the early fifties, this is particularly fun. Lot's of location stuff, downtown, Long Beach or San Pedro. And the bank robbery takes place in Beverly Hills on Camden or Roxbury Drive, just below Little Santa Monica Blvd. Edgar G. Robinson is great as always. It's a cousin to Noir, lots of great faces and character acting. They couldn't afford a lot of sets, or any star beyond E.G.R., which is part of the charm of the movie. And if you like Detroit when it still had character, you'll love the great early fifties cars.


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