Detective Story

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Released 2005

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Director:
William Wyler
Released:
2005
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Detective Story is the acclaimed 1951 crime drama film noir from famed director William Wyler (Ben-Hur, Roman Holiday, The Best Years of Our Lives, Funny Girl). Det. James McLeod (Kirk Douglas, Spartacus) is a complete hard-nosed gumshoe - always one punch short of a police brutality charge. He sees the world as black and white due to being raised by a crooked father and a frail, mentally disturbed mother who eventually went into an institution. When a young man, a war hero, is brought in for stealing from his boss in a desperate moment, McLeod insists on throwing the book at him, even though the boss was convinced by another detective (William Bendix) to drop the charges. He's determined, and has worked for a year, to try to put away a backstreet doctor named Schneider (George Macready). Schneider's lawyer has his client photographed in the nude to show as evidence in case he's roughed up, which he knows McLeod is capable of doing. When the attorney starts dropping hints to Lt. Monaghan that McLeod may have a personal vendetta against the doctor, Monaghan starts to worry.moreless
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    Drama, Suspense

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    Detectives, Crime, 50s, Classics, Film Noir