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Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.

  1. William Sackheim

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Joseph M. Newman

    Director

  3. Daniel Fuchs

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Merrill

    Gary Merrill

    Police captain John Danforth

  2. Jan Sterling

    Jan Sterling

    Mary Abbott

  3. Regis Toomey

    Regis Toomey

    Det. Bob Geddes

  4. Lamont Johnson

    Lamont Johnson

    Det. Lannigan (Geddes' partner)

  5. Patrick Waltz

    Patrick Waltz

    Det. Strauss (as Pat Waltz)

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The Human Jungle
The Human Jungle

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Status Released

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  • October 3, 1954
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

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