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Warning Shot
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Director:
Writers:
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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Cast

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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)
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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 »
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Mrs. Doris Ruston:I'm not your picture of a bereaved widow, am I? You would have preferred someone draped in black and weeping softly to organ music. Frankly, I've got nothing to cry about. Strange, my admitting that to you, the man who killed him. Jim was a blob, a jellyfish... umm, aren't I terrible? Am I any worse than you, ogling his widow? You see, Mr. Valens, you're no more noble than I am - We're two of a kind.See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Depression In the Orange Groves, 23 December 2002
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

Warning Shot is a good, old-fashioned movie. David Janssen is the star, and acts in his usual style, like a cross between Alan Ladd and Jack Webb. The film is a murder mystery about a cop who claims to have killed a man in self-defense, only he can't find the gun he said the man was aiming at him. Buzz Kulik was a gifted director, and he handles this one well. Some people don't like this movie because it resembles a television show, as it does suggest in its visual style and art direction an episode of Mannix. This is too bad. It doesn't bother me at all, and the film is a hundred times better than Mannix ever was. Janssen was always at his best when hunted or woebegone. There was a quality to him,--I wouldn't call it sensitivity exactly--vulnerability, "hit-ability"; whatever it is, it's on full display here, and he does get badly beaten up at one point. The supporting cast is outstanding, with Ed Begley, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Stefanie Powers and George Grizzard all first-rate. There's less for Walter Pidgeon and Steve Allen to do, though it's always nice to see them in anything. George Sanders has a small part as well, though he doesn't get a chance to shine, he seldom did in his later years.

The movie was one of several attempts to revive the forties crime film, whether of the noir or detective variety, probably inspired by the burgeoning Bogart cult of the sixties. Frank Sinatra and Lee Marvin appeared in a few like this, and Warning Shot is Janssen's crack at it. This is my favorite of the group. It's lean and fast-paced, a bit episodic, but in a good way. There's a lot of exposition, and a few false leads, but it's never tedious. I like the downbeat, depression in the orange groves, west coast Chandleresque aspect of the film, with palm and stucco everywhere, and cars that seem the size of today's SUV's only they're just Fords and Plymouths. Warning Shot's a period piece, but an entertaining one.

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