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Warning Shot (1967)

 |  Mystery  |  18 January 1967 (USA)
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A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected doctor with no criminal record and the man's gun cannot be found, and the ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Tom Valens
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Capt. Roy Klodin
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Sgt. Ed Musso
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Frank Sanderman
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Alice Willows
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Liz Thayer
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Mrs. Doris Ruston
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Walt Cody
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Perry Knowland
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Paul Jerez
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Joanie Valens
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Orville Ames
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Police Surgeon (as John Garfield Jr.)
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A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected doctor with no criminal record and the man's gun cannot be found, and the sergeant is charged with manslaughter. The sergeant works to clear his name and determine where the gun went and why the doctor was there at all. Written by Sean Taylor <st52@cornell.edu>

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Initially movie was developed as a TV movie but was considered too violent and subject matter to mature for TV consumption and was released theatrically. See more »

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[Valens suddenly attacks Ed Musso and grabs his gun, pointing it at Musso]
Sgt. Ed Musso: Tom, don't!
Sgt. Tom Valens: Stow it!
Sgt. Ed Musso: Don't make it worse than it is!
Sgt. Tom Valens: I can't help it, now you turn around! Turn around!
[Valens grabs Musso's handcuffs, cuffs Musso's hands together behind his back, grabs his keys, then leads him to his closet]
Sgt. Tom Valens: Just a few more hours, Ed.
Sgt. Ed Musso: Go to hell!
[Valens locks Musso in the closet, then telephones Walt Cody]
Walt Cody: Hello?
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Sharply atmospheric tough-edged mystery
16 November 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

David Jansen gives a bravura performance as a police sergeant who gets tagged with a "Mad Dog" label after a stakeout turns into what appears to be a bad shoot. Ed Begley is terrific as the boss. Sam Wanamaker gives a convincingly cold-blooded performance. Steve Allen has fun as a blowhard newsman who selects Jansen as his target du jour. Lots of interesting twists, appropriately downbeat music, sharp-edged dialogue, and taut direction by Buzz Kulik make this one of my favorite mysteries of the 1960's, right up there with Harper and Wait Until Dark.


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