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A police officer seems to have committed suicide, but Detective Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) thinks there's more to the story. After talking to the man's mob-connected mistress, Bannion discovers far-reaching corruption that leads all the way from the police station to kingpin Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby). But when the policeman's lover is killed, it becomes clear that crossing Lagana is a dangerous thing to do. Soon Bannion finds himself marked for death and his family in mortal danger.

Release Date

Oct 14, 1953

Running Time

90 minutes

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Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame

Jocelyn Brando

Jocelyn Brando


Director Fritz Lang

Screenplay Sydney Boehm

Producer Robert Arthur

Cinematography Charles Lang

Editing Charles Nelson

Distributor Columbia Pictures

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