Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who... See full summary »

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Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney
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Karen Stephanson
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Dan Beaumonte
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Eddie Kelvaney
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Nancy Corlane
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Det. Sidney Y. Myers
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Ackerman
Anthony Ross ...
Father Ahearn
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Johnny Stark
Peter Brocco ...
George 'Wrinkles' Fallon
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Joey Langley
Olive Carey ...
Selma
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Lt. Vince D. Bardeman
Dale Van Sickel ...
Manny
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Patrolman Mullins
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Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who is willing to pay $15,000 if Eddie withdraws his testimony. But Eddie is an honorable cop and refuses. Beaumonte makes sure that Eddie is killed. After his death, Kelvaney starts to track down his brother's killer. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Temptation is a thing called money and a red-lipped blonde !


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Feature-film debut of Robert Ellenstein. See more »

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When Father Ahearn comes to the police station to talk to Chris, he puts his right hand on Chris's left shoulder in the over-the-shoulder shot, but the cut to the master reveals his left hand on Chris's right shoulder. See more »

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Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney: I know who you are and what league you played in... you were Frankie Nemo's girl weren't you?
Karen Stephanson: Yes.
Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney: [Sarcastically] Yass, yass... that all you have to say? Where's the cute story? Didn't he hold a mortgage on the old plantation... Wasn't he threatening the virtue of your little sister... That kind of routine? I go for cute stories.
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Nice crime melodrama with Taylor in top form...
31 March 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Robert Taylor puts an even harder edge on his 'Johnny Eager' type of role with another hard-boiled, even tougher characterization as a man steeped in underworld crime until his brother (Steve Forrest) is killed by mosbsters. Crisply directed, nice all-around performances from an attractive cast--Janet Leigh, Steve Forrest, George Raft, Alan Hale, Jr.--with Taylor highly convincing in the tough central role.

Not the kind of gritty film noir one would suspect coming from the MGM studios--but well worth it with its Raymond Chandler type of dialogue and a climactic gun fight that is extremely well handled.

Crime buffs should enjoy this one--as will Robert Taylor's fans.


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