A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the ... See full summary »

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Det. Sgt. Jack Stevens
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Claude Almstead
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Burt Kaiser ...
Alex Voe
Kathleen Crowley ...
Peggy Voe
James Kodl ...
Joe
Duane Grey ...
Sgt. Duane (as Rex Thorsen)
Cornelius Keefe ...
Capt. Kroger (as Jack Hill)
Bruce Carlisle ...
Chuck
Connie Cezon ...
Connie
Davis Roberts ...
George (as Robert Davis)
Gordon Urquhart ...
Larry Jackson
Alan Jay Factor ...
Dr. Urquhart (as Alan Frost)
Bill Layne ...
Heckler
Bruno VeSota ...
Frank (as Bruno Ve Sota)
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A blonde actress is murdered across from a bar. An off-duty cop has been getting pleasantly sloshed, but becomes worried about his innocence when he finds out he was seen leaving the establishment with a blonde, but doesn't remember. As he investigates, he interviews a columnist who was going with the actress, a caricaturist who drew the victim, the caricaturist's wife who works at the bar, and the caricaturist's lover, and slowly begins to put the pieces of the deadly puzzle together. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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It was released as the second half of a double bill with The Oklahoma Woman (1956). The release was profitable for the studio. See more »

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I've seen two films from Bruno VeSota (the other being "The Brain Eaters") and they seem to both have the same positive and negative attributes
28 November 2006 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

I got just about what I expected from this, a low-grade b-movie with several redeeming qualities. I've seen two films from Bruno VeSota (the other being "The Brain Eaters") and they seem to both have the same positive and negative attributes. I am a massive fan of film noir, but I'll have to admit this is probably among the poorest examples of the genre I've seen. It's main problem is that VeSota has no idea how to keep a story moving. I don't mind slowly paced films, but when I watch a trashy grade-b flick such as this I expect it to keep me intrigued. Despite the running time of about an hour, it feels very erroneous. Still, he knows how to create an atmosphere. This is one sleazy, sordid, and claustrophobic film. This is created by mainly some creative cinematography, and the minimalist sets actually help this one out.

In addition to the atmosphere, it has an interesting cast assembled. Lawrence Tierney, who is always a favorite, had an uneven career. When given the opportunity, he could turn in a riveting tough guy performance. Check out either "Reservoir Dogs" or "Born to Kill" to see him at his finest. However, often he just seemed to be going through the motions. That seems to be the case here as he is hardly used. John Carradine is more impressive. Even when given such an uninteresting and poorly developed character such as this, he could be depended on for some accomplished acting. He doesn't fail in this aspect. Jayne Mansfield is in this only briefly, but she certainly looks good.

The story was standard and predictable pulp fiction stuff. This isn't a very good film, but not completely worthless either. Maybe worth watching if it turns up on TV and there is absolutely nothing else on. (4/10)


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