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Rogue Cop (1954)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  17 June 1955 (West Germany)
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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... 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
Robert F. Simon ...
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
Roy Barcroft ...
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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Exciting , hard-boiled film noir

Robert Taylor plays Chris Kelvaney, a dirty cop on the take with the mob in this exciting police drama. Taylor goes on a campaign of revenge against those very mobsters, who decide to kill Kelvaney's brother, also a cop, for witnessing something that could incriminate the mob leaders.

The biggest surprise here is Robert Taylor's performance as the dirty cop. We have seen him play many rather stiff heroic types such as in "Ivanhoe", but here, he is tough and gritty as the dirty cop, and very believable. The dialogue in this movie is sharp and well written and similar to a Raymond Chandler detective novel. There is also a good fist-fight between Alan Hale, Jr. ( yes! the skipper on Gilligans Island) and Robert Taylor. A top notch supporting cast rounds out what is an overall good movie , especially for those who like the old hard-boiled detective stories.


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