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Shield for Murder (1954)

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When a brutal police detective Lt. murders a bookmaker's runner for $25,000 in cash, a deaf mute sees him do it, and now he finds he must kill again to try and cover his tracks.

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Complete credited cast:
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Detective Lt. Barney Nolan
Marla English ...
Patty Winters
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Detective. Sgt. Mark Brewster
Emile Meyer ...
Capt. Gunnarson
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Beth--Girl at Bar
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Fat Michaels
Lawrence Ryle ...
Laddie O'Neil (as Larry Ryle)
Herbert Butterfield ...
Cabot--Police Reporter
Hugh Sanders ...
Packy Reed
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A vicious cop kills a bookie's runner and steals $25,000 from the corpse. He then frames everyone in sight in order to keep to the money to buy a model home for his would-be lounge singer girlfriend. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Dame-hungry killer-cop runs berserk! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Release Date:

27 August 1954 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Stafford Repp's first film. See more »

Goofs

When barney is removing his prints from the witness' apartment, he is always without gloves except for one quick shot when a gloved hand (Barney's) is opening the door. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective Capt. Gunnarson: [to police reporter] Write his story good.
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Interesting, but routine cops and robbers fare.
23 August 1999 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Predictable cops and robbers stuff, made interesting because it is one of only two pictures directed by O'Brian. A good supporting cast-Agar, English, Akins, and Jones help prop up the old story of good cop gone bad. Full credits roll at the end, now the rule, but unusual in the 50s.


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