Shield For Murder

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  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 1954
  • Running time: 82 min
Detective Barney Nolan shoots and kills a bookmaker, from whose pockets he removes $25,000. He pretends to have shot the man while making an arrest. Nolan takes his girlfriend Patty out to see a model house that he intends to buy, and while there he... read more
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Detective Barney Nolan shoots and kills a bookmaker, from whose pockets he removes $25,000. He pretends to have shot the man while making an arrest. Nolan takes his girlfriend Patty out to see a model house that he intends to buy, and while there he buries the money outside while Patty makes herself comfortable in the living room. Meanwhile, Packy Reed, a gangster, wants the $25,000 the bookmaker was bringing to him. Nolan denies having seen the money. Nolan’s closest friend on the force, Mark Brewster becomes interested in the case and starts to do some investigating of his own. A break in the case arrives when a deaf mute tells Nolan he witnessed the bookie’s murder from his room. Nolan kills the man, but the mute’s notebook, unnoticed by him, pinpoints Nolan as the criminal. After a desperate attempt to elude the police. Nolan is mowed down by bullets as he attempts to dig up the hidden money.

Original Release

09/01/1954

Cast

Edmond O'Brien Det. Lt. Barney Nolan
Marla English Patty Winters
John Agar Det. Sgt. Mark Brewster
Emile Meyer Capt. Gunnarson
Carolyn Jones Beth, Girl at Bar
Claude Akins Fat Michaels
Lawrence Ryle Laddie O'Neil (as Larry Ryle)
Herbert Butterfield Cabot, Reporter
Hugh Sanders Packy Reed
William Schallert Asst. Dist. Atty. Andy Tucker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien

Writers

John C. Higgins, Richard Alan Simmons, William P. McGivern

Cast

Edmond O'Brien Det. Lt. Barney Nolan
Marla English Patty Winters
John Agar Det. Sgt. Mark Brewster
Emile Meyer Capt. Gunnarson
Carolyn Jones Beth, Girl at Bar
Claude Akins Fat Michaels
Lawrence Ryle Laddie O'Neil (as Larry Ryle)
Herbert Butterfield Cabot, Reporter
Hugh Sanders Packy Reed
William Schallert Asst. Dist. Atty. Andy Tucker
Richard H. Cutting Manning
David Hughes Ernst Sternmueller
Grazia Narciso Italian Restaurant Proprietress
Joe Ploski Man Eating Spaghetti
Vito Scotti Joe--Bartender

Producers

Editors

John F. Schreyer

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