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Detective Story


USA 1951, 103 minutes
Dir. William Wyler
Genres: Classics, Suspense/Crime / Policier

Topics: Stageplay.


Aroview: Kirk Douglas is his grizzled, hard-bitten self as one of several detectives trying to get through the work day at a busy Brooklyn precinct.

Prefiguring BARNEY MILLER, much of the action is mundane and humorous, and is centred mainly on petty criminals and complainants passing through the precinct. A strangely compelling oddity that at once shows its stage play roots, and successfully transforms them for the screen.

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