Detective Story Movie Review 1951

Information and Film Reviews for Detective Story the Movie

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Intense drama about a New York City police precinct with a wide array of characters led by a disillusioned and bitter detective (Douglas). Excellent casting is the strong point, as the film can be a bit dated. Based on Sydney Kingsley's Broadway play.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Police Detectives, Adapted from a Play, New York, New York
Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler
Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, Lee Grant, Horace McMahon, William Bendix, Craig Hill, Cathy O'Donnell, Bert Freed, George Macready, Joseph Wiseman, Gladys George, Frank Faylen, Warner Anderson, Gerald Mohr
Lee Garmes
William Wyler
Paramount Pictures


Cannes 1952: Actress (Grant).

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