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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who... See more »

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Police Lt. Leonard Diamond
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Mr. Brown
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Joe McClure
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Susan Lowell
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Police Capt. Peterson
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Fante
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Mingo
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Alicia Brown
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Detective Sam Hill
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Nils Dreyer
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Ralph Bettini
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Rita
Roy Gordon ...
Audubon
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Doctor (scenesDeleted) (as Whit Bissel)
Steve Mitchell ...
Bennie Smith - Boxer
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Young Detective
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Frank - Lab Technician
Tony Michaels ...
Photo Technician
Brian O'Hara ...
Malloy - Attorney
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Nurse
Bruce Sharpe ...
Detective
Michael Mark ...
Fred - Hotel Clerk
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Mr. Jones (scenesDeleted)
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Miss Hartleby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Ball ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Eve Bernhardt ...
Cabaret Showgirl (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Waiter (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Dance Extra at Club (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Jakob Gimpel ...
Pianist (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ...
Hood (uncredited)

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Joseph H. Lewis ... (as Joseph Lewis)

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Philip Yordan ... (by)

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Sidney Harmon ... producer
Walter Mirisch ... executive producer (uncredited)
Cornel Wilde ... associate producer (uncredited)

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David Raksin

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John Alton ... director of photography

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Robert S. Eisen ... (as Robert Eisen)

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Rudi Feld

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Jack McConaghy

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Larry Butterworth ... makeup artist
Carla Hadley ... hair stylist

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George Moskov ... production manager

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Robert H. Justman ... assistant director (as Robert Justman)
Mack V. Wright ... assistant director (as Mack Wright)

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Earl Snyder ... sound

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Louis DeWitt ... special photographic effects
Jack Rabin ... special photographic effects

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Harry Sundby ... lighting

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Don Loper ... wardrobe designer: Jean Wallace

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Jakob Gimpel ... musician: piano solo (as Jacob Gimpel)
Robert Tracy ... music editor
Shelly Manne ... musician: drum solo during torture sequence (uncredited)
Shorty Rogers and His Giants ... musicians: source music during torture sequence (uncredited)

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Mary Chaffee ... set continuity

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Plot Summary

Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell. Written by Norman L Cook

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Also Known As
  • The Hoodlum (United States)
  • Association criminelle (France)
  • Agente especial (Spain)
  • Ik was de vriendin van een gangster (Netherlands)
  • A bűnbanda (Hungary)
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  • 87 min
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Trivia Jack Palance was originally hired for the role of "Mr. Brown", but after clashing with the producers, he left the production. Before leaving he recommended they hire Richard Conte to replace him, which they did. See more »
Goofs When John Hoyt as Dreyer reaches into his desk for a gun, the contents of the desk on the insert close-up do not match the contents on the master shot. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from He Walked by Night (1948). See more »
Quotes Rita: A woman doesn't care how a guy makes a living, just how he makes love.
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