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Rocky and Dan, war buddies, are prowl car cops on night duty. Dan is a cynic who views all lawbreakers as scum; Rocky feels more lenient. Both are attracted to the radio voice of communicator Kate Mallory; but in person, Kate proves reluctant to get involved with men who just might stop a bullet. By lucky chance, Rocky and Dan cause big trouble for murderous racketeer Ritchie Garris; but when he swears vengeance, Kate's fears may prove justified.Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One of the people reviewing on this site noticed a similarity to 1952's Turning Point and asked if Hollywood would recycle a film in just two years.
The answer to that is yes, but I think in this case, it was just a coincidence. Studios recycled scripts all the time - they would do it as an A picture, then another time as a B picture. But these are two different studios and the writers are different.
The story is about two police officers who are partners, Rocky Barnes and Dan Purvis (Edmund O'Brien and Mark Stevens) who work the night shift. Purvis is interested in the night call operator (Gale Storm) and wants to meet her. Both men meet her, become interested in her, and take her out to dinner. Turns out her father was a police officer who was killed, and she's not interested in dating cops.
However, thanks to her mother's interfering, they move into the other side of their house, which is for rent. Ultimately she becomes engaged to Purvis, which Barnes accepts with good grace.
Barnes and Purvis are trying to nab a mobster, Ritchie Garris (Donald Buka). They find out that a bigger mobster, Leo Cusick (Roland Winters) is planning on moving in on Garris' territory. When they finally are able to arrest Garris, he threatens to get back at Barnes and Purvis if it's the last thing he does. When he escapes, they're in danger. Police start watching the apartment of his girlfriend, Terry (Gale Robbins).
Pretty good drama with nice performances by all involved.
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