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Detective Story (1951)

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103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.
Writers
Philip Yordan (screenplay) | Robert Wyler (screenplay) | Sidney Kingsley (based on the play by)
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Updated Oct 19, 1951

Release date
Oct 24, 1951 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Kirk Douglas
Det. James McLeod Det. James McLeod   See fewer
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Eleanor Parker
Mary McLeod Mary McLeod   See fewer
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William Bendix
Det. Lou Brody Det. Lou Brody   See fewer
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Cathy O'Donnell
Susan Carmichael Susan Carmichael   See fewer
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George Macready
Karl Schneider Karl Schneider   See fewer
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Horace McMahon
Lt. Monaghan Lt. Monaghan   See fewer
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Gladys George
Miss Hatch Miss Hatch   See fewer
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Joseph Wiseman
Charley Gennini Charley Gennini   See fewer
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Lee Grant
Shoplifter Shoplifter   See fewer
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Gerald Mohr
Tami Giacoppetti Tami Giacoppetti   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Det. Gallagher Det. Gallagher   See fewer
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Craig Hill
Arthur Kindred Arthur Kindred   See fewer
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Michael Strong
Lewis Abbott Lewis Abbott   See fewer
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Luis Van Rooten
Joe Feinson Joe Feinson   See fewer
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Bert Freed
Det. Dakis Det. Dakis   See fewer
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Warner Anderson
Endicott Sims Endicott Sims   See fewer
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Grandon Rhodes
Det. O'Brien Det. O'Brien   See fewer
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William 'Bill' Phillips
Det. Pat Callahan (as William 'Bill' Phillips) Det. Pat Callahan (as William 'Bill' Phillips)   See fewer
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Russell Evans
Patrolman Barnes Patrolman Barnes   See fewer
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Charles Campbell
Newspaper Photographer (uncredited) Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Ed (uncredited) Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Codee
French Woman (uncredited) French Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Catherine Doucet
Mrs. Farragut (uncredited) Mrs. Farragut (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harper Goff
Dave Gallantz (uncredited) Dave Gallantz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Joslin
Patrolman Gus Keogh (uncredited) Patrolman Gus Keogh (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Mahoney
Det. Coleman (uncredited) Det. Coleman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Maloney
Albert R. Pritchett (uncredited) Albert R. Pritchett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Miller
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Montgomery
Policeman Finney (uncredited) Policeman Finney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Burt Mustin
Willie - Janitor (uncredited) Willie - Janitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
Man in Custody (uncredited) Man in Custody (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert S. Scott
Mulvey (uncredited) Mulvey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Shea
Desk Sergeant #2 (uncredited) Desk Sergeant #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Wiley
Hysterical Woman (uncredited) Hysterical Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 6,422 votes