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Scene of the Crime (1949)

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94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are being robbed, most upsetting to the racket bosses who...See moreHomicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are being robbed, most upsetting to the racket bosses who can't get normal police protection. Mike encounters blind alleys and double crosses, and is distracted by his wife's growing disenchantment. Lots of police slang. Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Director
Writers
John Bartlow Martin (story "Smashing the Bookie Gang Marauders") | Charles Schnee (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
Paul Vogel (as Paul C. Vogel)
Editor
Robert Kern (as Robert J. Kern)
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Release date
Jul 28, 1949 (United States)

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88 cast members
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Van Johnson
Mike Conovan Mike Conovan   See fewer
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Arlene Dahl
Gloria Conovan Gloria Conovan   See fewer
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Tom Drake
Detective 'C.C.' Gordon Detective 'C.C.' Gordon   See fewer
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Leon Ames
Police Captain A.C. Forster Police Captain A.C. Forster   See fewer
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John McIntire
Detective Fred Piper Detective Fred Piper   See fewer
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Donald Woods
Bob Herkimer Bob Herkimer   See fewer
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Norman Lloyd
Sleeper Sleeper   See fewer
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Jerome Cowan
Arthur Webson Arthur Webson   See fewer
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Tom Powers
Umpire Menafoe Umpire Menafoe   See fewer
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Richard Benedict
Turk Kingby Turk Kingby   See fewer
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Anthony Caruso
Tony Rutzo Tony Rutzo   See fewer
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Robert Gist
P.J. Pontiac P.J. Pontiac   See fewer
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Tom Helmore
Norrie Lorfield Norrie Lorfield   See fewer
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William Haade
Lafe Douque Lafe Douque   See fewer
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Bette Arlen
Girl with Sleeper (uncredited) Girl with Sleeper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Barkley
Corinne (uncredited) Corinne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Barrett
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Barrows
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gregg Barton
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Harry Baum
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Mario Bellini
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Bennett
Sheriff Kiesling (uncredited) Sheriff Kiesling (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sara Berner
Voice on Tape (voice) (uncredited) Voice on Tape (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Bert
Woman at Crime Scene (uncredited) Woman at Crime Scene (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladys Blake
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Thomas E. Breen
Tim - Boy Witness (uncredited) Tim - Boy Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marlene (uncredited) Marlene (uncredited)   See fewer
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Detective Edward Joseph Monigan (uncredited) Detective Edward Joseph Monigan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Dix
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Franklyn Farnum
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Bess Flowers
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Ballistics Man (uncredited) Ballistics Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Kuhn
Ed Monigan, Jr. (uncredited) Ed Monigan, Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Murray
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Victor Paul
Young Punk (uncredited) Young Punk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Gun Owner (uncredited) Young Gun Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 976 votes