Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
The shots of two patrol cars pulling into the police station would later be reused in The Big Combo (1955). He Walked by Night (1948) and The Big Combo (1955) were shot by the same cinematographer, John Alton.
And so the tedious quest went on. Sergeant Brennan wore out his shoes and his patience going from police station to police station, checking photos until his eyes were blurry. For police work is not all glamour and excitement and glory. There are ...
The lettering on Reeves' glass office door ("Positively No Admittance") is backwards. It should be facing out, not in.
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