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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Despite wearing both shoulder holsters and belt ones, the police in the film never unbutton their coats to remove their handguns. Since drawing your weapon is more important than remaining fashionable, it's a certainty that they would unbutton before drawing. 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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