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The Human Jungle (1954)

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82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Danforth is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department...See moreDanforth is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidentally kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott from Swados, a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Daniel Fuchs | William Sackheim (screenplay) (story)
Producer
Composer
Hans J. Salter (as Hans Salter)
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Updated Sep 28, 1954

Release date
Oct 3, 1954 (United States)

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77 cast members
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Gary Merrill
Police Capt. John Danforth Police Capt. John Danforth   See fewer
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Jan Sterling
Mary Abbott Mary Abbott   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Det. Bob Geddes Det. Bob Geddes   See fewer
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Lamont Johnson
Det. Lannigan Det. Lannigan   See fewer
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Patrick Waltz
Det. Strauss (as Pat Waltz) Det. Strauss (as Pat Waltz)   See fewer
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Chuck Connors
Earl Swados Earl Swados   See fewer
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Paula Raymond
Pat Danforth Pat Danforth   See fewer
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Emile Meyer
Police Chief Abe Rowan Police Chief Abe Rowan   See fewer
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George Wallace
Det. O'Neill Det. O'Neill   See fewer
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Chubby Johnson
Greenie Greenie   See fewer
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James Westerfield
Police Capt. Marty Harrison Police Capt. Marty Harrison   See fewer
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Florenz Ames
Leonard Ustick Leonard Ustick   See fewer
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Claude Akins
George Mandy George Mandy   See fewer
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Booth Colman
Wallace Wallace   See fewer
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Rankin Mansfield
Det. Bledsoe Det. Bledsoe   See fewer
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Leo Cleary
Karns, Police Fingerprint Man Karns, Police Fingerprint Man   See fewer
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Don Keefer
Det. Cleary Det. Cleary   See fewer
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Ed Andrews
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Arnold
Spider - Little Fat Crook (uncredited) Spider - Little Fat Crook (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres (uncredited) Dr. John Ayres (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vince Barnett
Old Mugging Victim (uncredited) Old Mugging Victim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Bennett
Mrs. Lee (uncredited) Mrs. Lee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Bert
Passerby (uncredited) Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicky Blair
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Blake
Mrs. Ashton (uncredited) Mrs. Ashton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Cane
Officer Simpkins (uncredited) Officer Simpkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Clinton
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Patron at 'The Hut' (uncredited) Patron at 'The Hut' (uncredited)   See fewer
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David De Haven
Burglar (uncredited) Burglar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony De Mario
Flash (uncredited) Flash (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julie Desmond
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Lester Dorr
Rudy - Salesman (uncredited) Rudy - Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Emmet
Uniformed Cop (uncredited) Uniformed Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kevin Enright
Uniform Cop (uncredited) Uniform Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Dining Patron (uncredited) Dining Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Meyer Grace
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Griffin
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Patron at 'The Hut' (uncredited) Patron at 'The Hut' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wayne Heffley
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Door Painter (uncredited) Door Painter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hoffman
District Attorney (uncredited) District Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Hoffman
Hackie (uncredited) Hackie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Holland
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Ingram
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Detective at Briefing (uncredited) Detective at Briefing (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Lomma
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
Passerby (uncredited) Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rory Mallinson
Passerby (uncredited) Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathy Marlowe
Vody (uncredited) Vody (uncredited)   See fewer
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Speer Martin
Youngest Boy (uncredited) Youngest Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Steve, Police Radio Dispatcher (uncredited) Steve, Police Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Miller
Juvenile (uncredited) Juvenile (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eleanor Moore
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Moore
Witness at Murder Scene (uncredited) Witness at Murder Scene (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anna Navarro
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Bartender at 'The Hut' (uncredited) Bartender at 'The Hut' (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Pickard
Examiner (uncredited) Examiner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Pike
News (uncredited) News (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ford Rainey
Jones - Older Cop (uncredited) Jones - Older Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Technician (uncredited) Technician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Felice Richmond
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shirley Jean Rickert
Stripper (uncredited) Stripper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Ryder
Youngster (uncredited) Youngster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Stevens
Unidentified Role (uncredited) Unidentified Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Taggart
Patron at 'The Hut' (uncredited) Patron at 'The Hut' (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
Cab driver-witness (uncredited) Cab driver-witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Turkel
Delinquent Hood (uncredited) Delinquent Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Warner
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sandra Warner
Twin Stripper #2 (uncredited) Twin Stripper #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martha Wentworth
Marcy, Janitress (uncredited) Marcy, Janitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sonia Werner
Twin Stripper #1 (uncredited) Twin Stripper #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Man Being Booked at Station (uncredited) Man Being Booked at Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Than Wyenn
Forger (uncredited) Forger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Zinnamon
Hunkie (uncredited) Hunkie (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 99 votes