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Shield For Murder

Corrupt cop Barney Nolan (Edmond O'Brien) is hard up for cash, so he shoots a bookie, relieves him of $25,000 and makes it look like an accident. Unbeknownst to Nolan, however, the entire episode is witnessed by a deaf-mute from across the street. While Nolan struggles to keep the crime a secret from his girlfriend, Patty Winters (Marla English), a series of loose ends pop up, and Nolan soon learns that, although committing a crime is easy, getting away with it is murder.

Release Date

September 1954

Running Time

82 minutes


Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien


Director Edmond O'Brien, Howard W. Koch

Screenplay Richard Alan Simmons, John C. Higgins

Producer Aubrey Schenck

Cinematography Gordon Avil

Editing John F. Schreyer

Music Paul Dunlap

Distributor United Artists

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