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Warning Shot (1967)

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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Gun, Gun, Who's Got the Gun? Is It Here? Is It Here? Is It Here? See more »

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18 January 1967 (USA)  »

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Der Todesschuß  »

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Pitchers Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax signed to appear in this movie as a tactic in salary negotiations for the 1966 baseball season. Both exercised escape clauses after coming to terms with the Dodgers. See more »

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Sgt. Ed Musso: You're under arrest, Tom. The big one. Murder. The killing of Liz Thayer.
Sgt. Tom Valens: [slumping onto a chair in shock] Oh, no. When? How?
Sgt. Ed Musso: The custodian found her in Rustin's office. The place had been torn apart. She'd been choked and badly beaten. She was seen entering the office at 4:30, you were seen leaving around 5:00.
Sgt. Tom Valens: I went to see her, but the door was locked, I couldn't get in.
Sgt. Ed Musso: The custodian said he saw you with your hand on the knob like you'd closed the door. Tom, we found your fingerprints all ...
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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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