Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell. Written by
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In what is arguably this film's most memorable scene, the weapon with which Richard Conte
's character so effectively bludgeons Cornel Wilde
's protagonist (albeit unbearably - and unforgettably - hearing-aid-enhanced), is the uncredited, offscreen contribution of the then hugely popular L.A.-based jazz ensemble, Shorty Rogers and His Giants
; and in particular, the excellent but - in this case - literally deafening drum solo of Shelly Manne
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In the final scene at the airport, the position of the spotlight attached to the car that Susan keeps aiming at Brown changes from the top of the windshield to the bottom and back again. See more
I think Mr. Diamond needs a drink. Got any liquor?
How about some paint thinner?
No, that'll kill him. Anything else?
Hair tonic, 40% alcohol.
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