Tough NYC police detective Dixon misses out on a promotion because of his record of roughing up suspects. When accidentally kills a suspect in a murder case he plants clues to absolve himself. But when the father of a woman he recently fell in love is accused of the crime his plan looks like back firing.

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  1. Ben Hecht


  2. Otto Preminger


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  1. Dana Andrews

    Dana Andrews

    Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon

  2. Gene Tierney

    Gene Tierney

    Morgan Taylor

  3. Gary Merrill

    Gary Merrill

    Tommy Scalise

  4. Bert Freed

    Bert Freed

    Det. Sgt. Paul Klein

  5. Tom Tully

    Tom Tully

    Jiggs Taylor

  6. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden

    Det. Lt. Thomas

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • June 26, 1950
  • July 7, 1950



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