A Los Angeles socialite kills a man while home alone one night and claims he was an intruder she did not know. It seems like a clear case of self defense until the story hits the papers and people connected to the dead man come forward.
Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.
After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
The two leads are watching the movie 'Laura' in the theater. Although this movie is a remake of 'I Wake Up Streaming,' it shares similar traits with 'Laura' being named after a beautiful woman whose portrait is seen in the opening credits, and who winds up either dead or presumed dead. Also, both movies has a cop in love with both Vicki and Laura, and they wind up interrogating her male friends, all culprits. See more »
Lt. Ed Cornell:
When I put all my evidence together, I'll have you strapped in that chair so tight, you'll scream.
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Engaging whodunit with an outstanding performance by Richard Boone
Richard Boone singlehandedly lifts this modest but engaging whodunit to a higher plane: from a regular "genre piece" to a psychological study on obsession, delusion and loneliness. The cop he plays (also a suspect) is creepy, disturbing, and ultimately pitiable. In addition, Jean Peters (the murder victim, seen only in flashbacks) is one of the sexiest actresses of her era. *** out of 4.
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