Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.
The tune playing on the radio, after Ray Biddle (Richard Widmark) is in the apartment keeping an eye on his sister-in-law, while he's having so much trouble due to the gunshot wound in his leg, is "Don't Get Around Much Anymore".
Dr. Dan Wharton:
We wanted to examine your ex-husband's body. To make sure he died from the causes we think he did. We're not permitted to without permission of the family.
Edie Johnson: Well, what about Johnny's brothers?
Dr. Dan Wharton: They won't allow it.
Edie Johnson: For cash they will.
Dr. Dan Wharton: I'm afraid not.
Edie Johnson: For ...
The Deputy asks Dr. Brooks if he's going to need any instruments. His reply; "you keep them locked up". The deputy's answer is "this ain't no maternity ward doc". Implying they can be used by any criminal as weapon against the staff. But they are not locked in a secure cabinet in a nondescript room. They're locked in cases with glass doors that line the hallway of the ward. Easily smashed, access to instruments that could be used as weapons.
The 20th Century Fox logo appears without its familiar fanfare. Instead, the film's music theme begins when the logo is displayed.
English, American Sign Language