About

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod (Douglas), leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

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Directed by

William Wyler

Written by

Robert Wyler (Screenplay)
Philip Yordan (Screenplay)
Sidney Kingsley (Theatre Play)

Runtime

103 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The love story of a man whose wife was more woman than angel!

Cast

Keywords

detective film noir police station

Photos

Lists

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Director William Wyler

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay