Bodyguard (1948)

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After being fired for insubordination, homicide detective Mike Carter is hired as bodyguard by the owner of a local meat-packing plant where a meat inspector has been murdered.

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  • Priscilla Lane and Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)
  • Priscilla Lane and Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)
  • Priscilla Lane and Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)
  • Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)
  • Priscilla Lane and Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)
  • Lawrence Tierney in Bodyguard (1948)

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3 December 2008 | robert-temple-1
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| Lawrence Tierney as a Good Guy
This film is not about bodyguards. It is based on a story co-authored by the 23 year-old Robert Altman, his first screen credit. Dick Fleischer, just getting into his stride, here directs his first noir thriller, which was followed the next year by his brilliant 'The Clay Pigeon'. This film is not brilliant, but it is good, and would have been better if many minutes had not been cut out of it. Lawrence Tierney (no relation to Gene Tierney), who for years was a reliable tough guy, here plays a sympathetic cop who wants to get rough with the bad guys and is thrown off the Force, briefly taking on a bodyguard role (though that is just incidental), and becomes enmired in a frame-up and plenty of trouble. His doting girl friend is played charmingly by Priscilla Lane, in her last film before retiring from the screen at the age of 33. Tierney has a knockabout charm of his own, and grim-faced though he tends to be, can be grimly determined to nail the baddies and not only grimly determined to be wicked, as he was in other movies. There is a lot of harrowing business in a meat-packing plant, with dangerous saws and hooks on all sides, people getting killed by them, etc. So the menace is not spared. This is a solid if light-weight B thriller.

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