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Scene Of The Crime

When assigned to investigate the murder of a fellow plainclothes policeman, Los Angeles cop Mike Conovan (Van Johnson) follows his hunches straight to a burlesque dancer named Lili (Gloria DeHaven). With a tip from Lili, Conovan trails and arrests a mysterious man spotted at the scene of the crime. After the suspect is gunned down, Conovan's wife (Arlene Dahl) convinces her husband to quit the force -- but can the detective stay away from the case after another fellow officer is murdered?

Release Date

July 28, 1949

Running Time

93 minutes


Van Johnson

Van Johnson


Director Roy Rowland

Screenplay Charles Schnee

Producer Harry Rapf

Cinematography Paul Vogel

Editing Robert J. Kern

Music André Previn

Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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