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Rogue Cop (1954)

After witnessing a murder, honest cop Eddie Kelvaney is silenced by gangster Dan Beaumonte, prompting Eddie's brother, Detective Chris Kelvaney, to search for the killer.

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screen play), William P. McGivern (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney
Janet Leigh ... Karen Stephanson
George Raft ... Dan Beaumonte
Steve Forrest ... Eddie Kelvaney
Anne Francis ... Nancy Corlane
Robert Ellenstein ... Det. Sidney Y. Myers
Robert F. Simon ... Ackerman
Anthony Ross ... Father Ahearn
Alan Hale Jr. ... Johnny Stark
Peter Brocco ... George 'Wrinkles' Fallon
Vince Edwards ... Joey Langley
Olive Carey ... Selma
Roy Barcroft ... Lt. Vince D. Bardeman
Dale Van Sickel ... Manny
Ray Teal ... Patrolman Mullins
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Storyline

Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who is willing to pay $15,000 if Eddie withdraws his testimony. But Eddie is an honorable cop and refuses. Beaumonte makes sure that Eddie is killed. After his death, Kelvaney starts to track down his brother's killer. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Temptation is a thing called money and a red-lipped blonde !


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1955 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kelvaney See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$695,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,417,000, 31 December 1954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,509,000, 31 December 1954
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Feature-film debut of Robert Ellenstein. See more »

Goofs

When Father Ahearn comes to the police station to talk to Chris, he puts his right hand on Chris's left shoulder in the over-the-shoulder shot, but the cut to the master reveals his left hand on Chris's right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sidney Y. Myers: Do me a favor will ya crud? When homicide questions ya get stuffed... show 'em how tough ya are: make em beat it outta ya, eh?
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Referenced in Oneirevomai tous filous mou (1993) See more »

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good performance by Taylor
24 August 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Rogue Cop" is a 1954 film starring Robert Taylor, George Raft, Janet Leigh, Anne Francis, and Steve Forrest.

People seem surprised Taylor pulls off the tough guy act - I've seen him do it before, and he was good at it.

This is a no-nonsense film about a cop on the take (Taylor) whose honest cop brother (Forrest) can identify someone involved in a murder. The guy who pays off Taylor (Raft) wants him to convince his brother to suddenly not identify him. His brother won't go along with it, making for problems.

I had actually just seen a 1933 Taylor film and what struck me is how many octaves his voice had gone down! Smoking and age will do that.

There isn't anything special about this film. Janet Leigh is beautiful as Forrest's girlfriend with a past, and Anne Francis is Raft's decades-younger alcoholic girlfriend. Both women are fresh- faced and lovely.

No pulling of punches in this movie by Taylor. My mother worshiped the ground he walked on, so I well remember his series, The Detectives. He could be rough and tough with the best of them.


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