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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Roman (screenplay)
Leslie T. White (novel)
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Release Date:
31 July 1953 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Bring in that Rat ... he's a cop killer !!! See more »
Plot:
When a police officer is shot arresting a car thief, Captain Barnaby uses his skills and contacts to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Paulette Goddard Movie Schedule: An Ideal Husband, The Women
 (From Alt Film Guide. 2 August 2011, 3:53 PM, PDT)

Arnold Laven obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 25 November 2009, 10:42 AM, PST)

Arnold Laven obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 25 November 2009, 10:42 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Edward G. Robinson ... Capt. 'Barnie' Barnaby

Paulette Goddard ... Mona Ross
K.T. Stevens ... Ginny
Porter Hall ... Jack Hartrampf

Adam Williams ... Marty Kusalich

Edward Binns ... Al Barkis
Barry Kelley ... Dwight Foreman
Jay Adler ... Frankie Pierce
Harlan Warde ... Det. Lacey
Mary Ellen Kay ... Carol Lawson

Lee Van Cleef ... Pete Monte
Lewis Martin ... Police Lt. Ed Chisolm
Joan Vohs ... Vickie Webb
Dan Riss ... Lt. Bob Imlay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Alper ... Cop (uncredited)
William Boyett ... Officer Kellogg (uncredited)
Leonard Bremen ... Fred (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Lt. Cade (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Fred (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Fitz (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Vault Teller (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Mr. Lawson (uncredited)
Gil Frye ... Cop (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Mr. Jenner (uncredited)
Byron Kane ... Prof. Bruno Varney (uncredited)
Robert Karnes ... Lou (uncredited)
Mickey Knox ... Policeman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Detective in Lineup and Bank (uncredited)

Harry Lewis ... Arresting Detective (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Vickie's Apartment Manager (uncredited)
Lorin Raker ... Mr. Moore (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Detective in Lineup Room (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Dutch (uncredited)
John Verros ... Count Alfredo Giovanni de Montova (uncredited)
Christine White ... Miss Easton (uncredited)
Mack Williams ... Mr. Schaefer (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Man in Lineup (uncredited)
William Woodson ... Dave (uncredited)

Directed by
Arnold Laven 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Roman (screenplay)

Leslie T. White (novel "Harness Bull")

Produced by
Arthur Gardner .... producer
Jules V. Levy .... producer
Sol Lesser .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Herschel Burke Gilbert 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc 
 
Film Editing by
Arthur H. Nadel 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Norma Koch  (as Norma)
 
Makeup Department
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (as Gustaf M. Norin)
Lillian Shore .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nathan Barragar .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Harry Lindgren .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... musical director
Joseph Mullendore .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Pat Fielder .... production assistant
Leslie H. Martinson .... script supervisor (as Leslie Martinson)
Al Teitelbaum .... furrier
Harlan Warde .... dialogue director
 
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
You Can't Beat Edward G.!, 17 May 2002
Author: Bucs1960 from West Virginia

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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