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Detective Story (1951)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Oct 25, 2005

Running Time
1 hour, 43 minutes

Country USA

Studio Paramount

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• Detective Story
• Polizeirevier 21 (1952)

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Police, Detectives, Marriage, Gangsters, Doctor

Plot: William Wyler directed this classic adaptation of Sidney Kingsley's Broadway play.

The film follows a day in the lives of detectives at a Manhattan police precinct. Among the cops is hard-boiled James McLeod -- a lawman who sees everything in terms of black and white. His inability to empathize with others could wreck the life of a young man arrested for a minor offense as well as his own marriage...

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 Directed by
William Wyler
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