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Vice Squad (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 31 July 1953 (USA)
Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.

Director:

Arnold Laven

Writers:

Lawrence Roman (screenplay), Leslie T. White (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Capt. 'Barnie' Barnaby
Paulette Goddard ... Mona Ross
K.T. Stevens ... Ginny
Porter Hall ... Jack Hartrampf
Adam Williams ... Marty Kusalich
Edward Binns ... Al Barkis
Barry Kelley ... Dwight Foreman
Jay Adler ... Frankie Pierce
Mary Ellen Kay ... Carol Lawson
Joan Vohs ... Vickie Webb
Lee Van Cleef ... Pete Monte
Harlan Warde ... Det. Lacey
Dan Riss ... Lt. Bob Imlay
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Police Lt. Ed Chisolm
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Storyline

When a police officer is shot arresting a car thief, Captain Barnaby uses his skills and contacts to track down the culprits and uncovers a bank heist plan in the process. Barnaby has no qualms about bending the law to achieve his ends, including trumped up charges to persuade his only witness to cooperate or detaining some call girls to coerce their madam to help him. In the meantime he deals with everyday police business, juggling seemingly trivial matters with more serious ones. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Bring in that Rat ... he's a cop killer !!! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

31 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl in Room 13 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was initially set in San Francisco but changed to Los Angeles. See more »

Connections

Remade as Lux Video Theatre: Vice Squad (1957) See more »

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movie kept my interest throughout.
16 May 2002 | by basketballpeteSee all my reviews

Excellent cast. Paulette Goddard, basic minor role but still has the oomph. E.G. Robinson never ceases to amaze me, he is always the main force in all the movies he is in, I never tire of seeing him on film. The film did a very good job of developing the day to day business of a major city police station without making the police to appear as super human beings.


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