Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.
The shots of two patrol cars pulling into the police station were previously used in He Walked by Night (1948). He Walked by Night (1948) and The Big Combo (1955) were shot by the same cinematographer, John Alton.
I'd rather be insane and alive, than sane... and dead.
When John Hoyt as Dreyer reaches into his desk for a gun, the contents of the desk on the insert close-up do not match the contents on the master shot.
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