In post WW II, Los Angeles, a cop's killed in the middle of the night. With no leads, the chief of police assigns Sgts. Jones and Brennan to investigate and apprehend the killer. They target low-level criminals, such as Paul Reeves, hoping he'll lead them to bigger fish, specially, the one who shot and killed the cop.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Savage! ... Searing! ... True!
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Did You Know?
Technical advisor for the film was Sgt. Marty Wynn
of the Los Angeles Police Dept. During the course of shooting, he fell into conversation with Jack Webb
, then the star of radio's "Jeff Regan, Private Investigator", who had a small part in the film. Wynn suggested that Webb do a radio series based on actual police files. Thus was born the idea for "Dragnet," which debuted on NBC radio about four months after this film was released. See more
When Capt. Breen is interviewing Paul, he gets up from his desk and sits down closer to Paul. A shadow of the boom microphone is visible behind Paul, moving onto and then off the door frame behind him. See more
And so the tedious quest went on. Sergeant Brennan wore out his shoes and his patience going from police station to police station, checking photos until his eyes were blurry. For police work is not all glamour and excitement and glory. There are days and days of routine, of tedious probing, of tireless searching. Fruitless days. Days when nothing goes right, when it seems as if no one could ever think his way through the maze of baffling trails a criminal leaves. But the answer to that is ...
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