In the Post-World War II, in Los Angeles, a criminal shoots and kills a police officer in the middle of the night. Without any leads, the chief of the LAPD assigns Sgt. Chuck Jones and Sgt. Marty Brennan to investigate the murder and apprehend the culprits. When the dealer of electronics devices, Paul Reeves, is caught selling a stolen projector, the police identifies the criminal, and connects him to other unsolved robberies. Using the witnesses of his heists, they draw their face, but the true identity of the smart and intelligent criminal is not disclosed. The perseverance of Sgt. Marty Brennan in his investigation gives a clue where he might live.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From the Homicide Files of the Los Angeles Police.
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Did You Know?
The subterranean chase scenes in this film convinced a Warner Bros. executive to use the storm drain tunnels under Los Angeles for the climactic scenes in Them!
(1954). That film's original story idea to have the giant ants invade New York City's subway system was scuttled partly due to budget constraints, but mainly because of the horrified reaction of NYC transportation secretary William J. Daley to such a suggestion. See more
When running through the sewers, electric cords powering the the flashlights are visible See more
[referring to the composite sketch
They showed that picture to the inmates of jails and prisons, to men with a wide acquaintance among the cat burglars and the violence boys. Informers and con men and sharpshooters were quizzed. Those on the fringe of crime and those deep in the rackets. Many wanted to help; nobody could. No one in the underworld recognized that mysterious face. He was as unknown as if he had lived in the 16th Century.