Scene of the Crime 1949

Scene of the Crime

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When assigned to investigate the murder of a fellow plainclothes policeman, Los Angeles cop Mike Conovan (Van Johnson) follows his hunches straight to a burlesque dancer named Lili (Gloria DeHaven). With a tip from Lili, Conovan trails and arrests a mysterious man spotted at the scene of the crime. After the suspect is gunned down, Conovan's wife (Arlene Dahl) convinces her husband to quit the force -- but can the detective stay away from the case after another fellow officer is murdered?

Cast

Van Johnson
as Mike Conovan
Arlene Dahl
as Gloria Conovan
Tom Drake
as Det. "C.C." Gordon
Leon Ames
as Capt. A.C. Forster
John McIntire
as Fred Piper
Norman Lloyd
as Sleeper
Donald Woods
as Herkimer
Richard Benedict
as Turk Kingby
Anthony Caruso
as Tony Rutzo
Tom Powers
as Umpire Menafoe
Jerome Cowan
as Arthur Webson
Mickey Kuhn
as Ed Monigan
William Haade
as Lafe Douque
Robert Gist
as Pontiac
Tom Helmore
as Norrie Lorfield
Ray Teal
as Patrolman
Don Haggerty
as Detective
Allen Mathews
as Detective
Gregg Barton
as Detective
Mickey McCardle
as Detective
James R. Scott
as Detective
William Tannen
as Detective
Paul Fierro
as Detective
Tony Merrill
as Detective
George Magrill
as Detective
Forrest Taylor
as Captain of Detectives
Charles Wagenheim
as Nervous Man
Gladys Blake
as Voice on tape
Victor Paul
as Young Punk
Guy Kingsford
as Ballistics man
Jimmie Dundee
as Captain of Waiters
Ray Bennett
as Sheriff Kiesling
Jack Shea
as Fighter
Jean Carter
as Marlene
Jimmy Dundee
as Captain of Waiters
Douglas Carter Beane
as Sanitation Man
Mack Chandler
as Man on table
Fred Mac Murray
as Man on Table
William Phipps
as Young man
Wilson Wood
as Gateman
Billy Snyder
as Gangster
Eddie Foster
as Gangster
Zon Murray
as Gangster
Billy Dix
as Gangster
Jeffrey Sayre
as Manager of the Fol De Rol
Erin Selwyn
as Hat Check Girl
Sam Finn
as Patron
John R. McKee
as Recorder
Robert Strong
as Police stenographer
Allan Ray
as Wounded officer
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Critic Reviews for Scene of the Crime

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Audience Reviews for Scene of the Crime

  • Dec 28, 2018
    Under-appreciated film noir with solid performances and storyline. Check out Gloria de Haven's femme fatale-type performance and her "reverse strip": scene.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2014
    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.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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