After witnessing a murder, honest cop Eddie Kelvaney is silenced by gangster Dan Beaumonte, prompting Eddie's brother, Detective Chris Kelvaney, to search for the killer.

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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
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George 'Wrinkles' Fallon
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Joey Langley
Olive Carey ...
Selma
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Lt. Vince D. Bardeman
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Manny
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Patrolman Mullins
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Storyline

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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17 June 1955 (West Germany)  »

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$695,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

In 1958, MGM reissued this film on a double bill with King Solomon's Mines (1950). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Det. Sidney Y. Myers: Do me a favor will ya crud? When homicide questions ya get stuffed... show 'em how tough ya are: make em beat it outta ya, eh?
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Referenced in Oneirevomai tous filous mou (1993) See more »

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Great movie. A very interesting side of Mr. Taylor.
7 August 2001 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

This picture is an example of a perfect cast. The leading role is a possibility for Robert Taylor to prove that he is an allrounder as an actor. Hard, dirty and gritty - he even use "angelface" Janet Leigh for his interests. Miss Leigh as pretty and credible as always. The same to George Raft. He even could play his part asleep. Anne Francis, Steve Forrest and Vince Edwards are also convincing. Roy Rowland (he directs Taylor in the western-comedy-hit "Many rivers to cross") captures the atmosphere of policeman and gentleman-gangster. Writer Boehm also is the author of "The big heat" an movie which is similar in atmosphere and plot.


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