Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.
About half way through the film there's a brief high-speed car chase--two cops in an unmarked '54 Ford chase the fugitive who's driving a '46 or '47 Packard. The picture was made in '54 so the Ford is new and the Packard is at least 7 years old, but both are in good shape. A couple of times there is a close look through the windows at the drivers of "both cars." Actually the cops and the fugitive are shown in the seat of the same beat-up car with dents in the metal window frames, a shabby cloth head liner and broken weather stripping around door edges. The studio must have had a stationary car that "rocked" to resemble the movements of a real car speeding over bumps and around curves, which they used for both the cops and the fugitive.
What do we look for now?
Cal Bruner: First we look for a haystack then we look for a needle.
When Bruner and Farnham celebrate the official conclusion of the case at home with the ladies, the coffee table seems to have a loose leg. However, Farnham very obviously kicks off the loose leg with his left foot so that it can fall off.