Lucky Jo and his three friends are little criminals, who try to live from small burglaries. But they never have luck - ever so often something inpredictable happens to Jo and gets one of ... See full summary »
First feature film from director Fred Zinneman is a snappy little "B" feature that features Van Heflin as the head of a city crime lab who solves the murder of the town mayor by analyzing evidence from the crime.Written by
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The powder used in the bomb that killed Mayor Daniels was discovered by Gordon McKay to be the same powder as used in .38 Magnum ammunition. The .357 Magnum cartridge was created by Elmer Keith and manufacturer Smith & Wesson about 7 years prior to this movie. There was, however, never a .38 Magnum cartridge. See more »
In Zinneman's directorial debut, as in most of his films, the emphasis is on the interaction among human minds, souls, emotions, words, and actions. Forensic pathologist Heflin tries to clear accused killer Quillan from being railroaded by radio cop Lee Bowman. Marsha Hunt is marvelous as the lady caught in the triangle. John Litel is memorable in supporting role.
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