Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from ... See full summary »
Homicide detective Mike Carter is tossed off the police force for insubordination and violating regulations. He reluctantly takes a job as bodyguard to Mrs. Gene Dysen, the owner of a local meat-packing plant. In investigating threats against her life, Carter begins unraveling the murder of a meat inspector at the plant, but not before he himself is framed for the murder of his former supervisor on the police force.Written by
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They sure don't make 'em like "Bodyguard" anymore. No. They sure don't.
This tough-as-nails, 1948, Crime/Thriller certainly packed a lot of story into its 62 minute running time.
Containing some really priceless "tough-guy" dialog, "Bodyguard" has no-nonsense actor Lawrence Tierney playing Mike Carter, a real macho-man, L.A. police detective (with a hair-trigger temper) from the Homicide Squad.
When Mike gets bounced off the force for brawling with his superior officer, who is later found dead, he becomes Suspect #1.
Scrambling to clear his name, Carter soon finds himself up against a whole big mess of police corruption.
"Bodyguard", filmed in b&w, is a solid, fast-paced, little B-movie with striking direction from Richard Fleischer.
Nope. They sure don't make 'em like this anymore.
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