R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
The photos seen during the vice squad briefing were copies of photos taken by fetish artist John Willie during his L.A. period. One of his models was murdered by a serial killer and was mentioned in James Ellroy's My Dark Places.
Come to Los Angeles! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. There are jobs aplenty, and land is cheap. Every working man can have his own house, and inside every house, a ...
As Jack is entering the hotel room to find Matt Reynolds dead on the floor, you can hear "How Important Can It Be?" by Joni James, which didn't come out until 1955. The movie is set in 1953.
Characters from the movie were incorporated into period stock footage shown during the credits
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