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Scene of the Crime (1949)

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Release Date: Jul 28, 1949 Wide

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The Dore Schary regime at MGM brought a much-needed dose of stark realism to the venerable studio. Van Johnson sheds his boy-next-door image to play L.A. plainclothes lieutenant Mike Conovan. Determined to bring a cop killer to justice, Conovan will let no man stand in his way -- not even his level-headed superiors. The detective's single-purposed pursuit causes a rift in his marriage to wife Gloria (Arlene Dahl). The film comes very close to the Dragnet school of unadorned, unglamorized police

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Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics

Jan 8, 2013

Warner Home Video

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"Scene of the Crime" is full of familiar faces from the movies of decades past. It's not all that exciting. But, it's worth a look, if for no other reason, than to see Gloria DeHaven's smoky performance.

January 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
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One of the few film noirs attempted by MGM.

October 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Johnson buries his boyishness and gives a decent performance as a tough cop in this obscure noir, he's no Bob Mitchum or Dick Powell but he gets the job done. He's surrounded by a quality cast also turning in good work. Worth a look.
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