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After the suspicious suicide of a fellow cop, tough homicide detective Dave Bannion takes the law into his own hands when he sets out to smash a vicious crime syndicate. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1997.

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IMDB 7.9 (29k)


Crime, Mystery & Thriller


1h 29min

Production country

United States


Fritz Lang


Glenn Ford
Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion
Gloria Grahame
Debby Marsh
Lee Marvin
Vince Stone
Jeanette Nolan
Bertha Duncan
Alexander Scourby
Mike Lagana
Jocelyn Brando
Katie Bannion
Peter Whitney
Willis Bouchey
Lt. Ted Wilks
Robert Burton
Det. Gus Burke
Adam Williams
Larry Gordon
Carolyn Jones
Howard Wendell
Police Commissioner Higgins
Chris Alcaide
George Rose
Michael Granger
Dorothy Green
Lucy Chapman
Ric Roman
Dan Seymour
Mr. Atkins
Edith Evanson
Selma Parker
Harry Lauter
Hank O'Connell (uncredited)
Michael Ross
Segal (uncredited)
Phil Arnold
Retreat Waiter (uncredited)
Sidney Clute
Retreat Bartender (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers
Retreat Patron (uncredited)
Linda Bennett
Joyce Bannion (uncredited)
Charles Cane
Police Guard Outside Lagana Home (uncredited)
Byron Kane
Police Surgeon (uncredited)
John Close
Policeman (uncredited)
Phil Chambers
Hettrick (uncredited)
John Crawford
Al - Bannion's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
John Doucette
Mark Reiner (uncredited)
Al Eben
Harry Shoenstein (uncredited)
Douglas Evans
Councilman Gillen (uncredited)
Fritz Ford
Sailor (uncredited)
Donald Kerr
Cabby (uncredited)
Lyle Latell
Moving Man (uncredited)
John Merton
Man (uncredited)
Celia Lovsky
Lagana's Mother in Portrait (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope
Lagana's Butler (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton
Martin (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney
Dixon (uncredited)
Laura Mason
B-Girl (uncredited)
Paul Maxey
George Fuller (uncredited)
Joseph Mell
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Patrick Miller
Intern (uncredited)
William Murphy
Reds (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule
Mrs Tucker (uncredited)
Norma Randall
Jill (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson
Bill Rutherford (uncredited)
William Vedder
Janitor (uncredited)