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Whit Masterson (novel)
Mann Rubin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 January 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Gun, Gun, Who's Got the Gun? Is It Here? Is It Here? Is It Here? See more »
Plot:
A police sergeant kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But the dead suspect is a respected... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Goldsmith Score And Superb Cast Make For Strikingly Effective Crime Drama See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Janssen ... Sgt. Tom Valens

Ed Begley ... Capt. Roy Klodin

Keenan Wynn ... Sgt. Ed Musso

Sam Wanamaker ... Frank Sanderman

Lillian Gish ... Alice Willows

Stefanie Powers ... Liz Thayer

Eleanor Parker ... Mrs. Doris Ruston
George Grizzard ... Walt Cody

George Sanders ... Calvin York

Steve Allen ... Perry Knowland

Carroll O'Connor ... Paul Jerez

Joan Collins ... Joanie Valens

Walter Pidgeon ... Orville Ames

Vito Scotti ... Designer
David Garfield ... Police Surgeon (as John Garfield Jr.)
Robert Williams ... Judge Gerald Lucas
Jerry Dunphy ... Himself - TV newscaster
Romo Vincent ... Ira Garvin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bradley ... Man in Photograph (uncredited)
Jean Carson ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Phil Chambers ... Gardener (uncredited)

Donald Curtis ... Dr. James B. Ruston (uncredited)
Brian Dunne ... Philip 'Rusty' Ruston (uncredited)
Karl Lukas ... Custodian (uncredited)
Don Mitchell ... Black Protester (uncredited)
John Mitchum ... Reporter at Apartment (uncredited)
Robert Osterloh ... Reporter (uncredited)
Claude Stroud ... Photographer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Inquest Spectator (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen ... Reporter Outside Courtroom (uncredited)

Directed by
Buzz Kulik 
 
Writing credits
Whit Masterson (novel "711--Officer Needs Help")

Mann Rubin (screenplay)

Produced by
Bob Banner .... producer
Buzz Kulik .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc  (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair stylist
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Ron Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
 

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100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
Quotes:
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 over the treatment room!
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Goldsmith Score And Superb Cast Make For Strikingly Effective Crime Drama, 15 November 2002
Author: Michael Daly (fanstp43@aol.com) from United States

During a 1966 break from filming The Fugitive TV series, David Janssen joined with producer-director Seymour "Buzz" Kulik and screenwriter Mann Rubin to film Warning Shot. The film finds Janssen in familiar territory as a man wrongly accused and having literally no recourse but to defend himself, and his performance as LAPD Sgt. Tom Valens can be seen as another alter-ego of Richard Kimble. The presence of Fugitive alum such as Carroll O'Conner and Ed Begley Sr. adds to the familiarity for Fugitive fans.

Jerry Goldsmith composes a strikingly strong score for the film, from the mildly bombastic opening theme through its more mournful renditions throughout the movie.

Janssen's performance as Richard Kimble made The Fugitive a television clasic, and here he imbues Sgt. Tom Valens with identical sympathy. Valens, on a stakeout for a prowler, encounters a doctor, James Rustin, who pulls a gun on Valens and is shot. The gun flies out of Rustin's hand, and is lost.

Because the gun cannot be found, Valens is suspended, and faces even greater trouble because Dr. Rustin has earned a striking popularity with neighbors of his for his medical efforts, both in LA and in his frequent flights to Baja. When Valens digs into Rustin's past, he finds some discrepencies with the doctor's image, but it all blows up in Valens' face in the death of a model Rustin was having an affair with.

Nonetheless, despite persistent pleas from his friends to admit to guilt, Valens pushes his investigation of Dr. Rustin, and he hits paydirt when he finds a curious truth about one of Rustin's elderly neighbors (and her dog), and when someone tries to kill him and then Dr. Rustin's nurse is found dead, leading to a confrontation between Valens and his ex-partner.

Janssen shines in this film, but gets superb help from his supporting cast, including George Grizzard as a playboy pilot who is always missing out on the action - or so he says.

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