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Shield for Murder (1954)

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82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a brutal police detective Lt. murders a bookmaker's runner for $25,000 in cash, a deaf mute sees him do it and now he finds he must kill again to cover his tracks.
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Richard Alan Simmons (screenplay) (adaptation) | John C. Higgins (screenplay) | William P. McGivern (novel "Shield for Murder")
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Updated Aug 27, 1954

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Sep 1954 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Edmond O'Brien
Barney Nolan Barney Nolan   See fewer
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Marla English
Patty Winters Patty Winters   See fewer
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John Agar
Mark Brewster Mark Brewster   See fewer
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Emile Meyer
Capt. Gunnarson Capt. Gunnarson   See fewer
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Carolyn Jones
Girl at Bar Girl at Bar   See fewer
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Claude Akins
Fat Michaels Fat Michaels   See fewer
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Lawrence Ryle
Laddie O'Neil (as Larry Ryle) Laddie O'Neil (as Larry Ryle)   See fewer
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Hugh Sanders
Packy Reed Packy Reed   See fewer
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William Schallert
Assistant D.A. Assistant D.A.   See fewer
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John Beradino
Gambler Being Booked (uncredited) Gambler Being Booked (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Boyett
Policeman Cooper (uncredited) Policeman Cooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Bray
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard H. Cutting
Manning (uncredited) Manning (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Deacon
The Professor (uncredited) The Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Golden
Alley Crowd Member (uncredited) Alley Crowd Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Hughes
Ernst Sternmueller (uncredited) Ernst Sternmueller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Contact Man With Tickets (uncredited) Contact Man With Tickets (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gregg Martell
Packy's Hood (uncredited) Packy's Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McKee
Taylor's Interrogator (uncredited) Taylor's Interrogator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grazia Narciso
Italian Restaurant Proprietress (uncredited) Italian Restaurant Proprietress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Ollestad
Jay Phelps (uncredited) Jay Phelps (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perry
William Taylor (uncredited) William Taylor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Phillips
Police Officer Barnes (uncredited) Police Officer Barnes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ploski
Man Eating Spaghetti (uncredited) Man Eating Spaghetti (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stafford Repp
Detective O'Dell (uncredited) Detective O'Dell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vito Scotti
Joe--Bartender (uncredited) Joe--Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 884 votes