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Rogue Cop (1954)

After witnessing a murder, honest cop Eddie Kelvaney is silenced by gangster Dan Beaumonte, prompting Eddie's brother, Detective Chris Kelvaney, to search for the killer.

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screen play), William P. McGivern (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney
Janet Leigh ... Karen Stephanson
George Raft ... Dan Beaumonte
Steve Forrest ... Eddie Kelvaney
Anne Francis ... Nancy Corlane
Robert Ellenstein ... Det. Sidney Y. Myers
Robert F. Simon ... Ackerman
Anthony Ross ... Father Ahearn
Alan Hale Jr. ... Johnny Stark
Peter Brocco ... George 'Wrinkles' Fallon
Vince Edwards ... Joey Langley
Olive Carey ... Selma
Roy Barcroft ... Lt. Vince D. Bardeman
Dale Van Sickel ... Manny
Ray Teal ... Patrolman Mullins
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Storyline

Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who is willing to pay $15,000 if Eddie withdraws his testimony. But Eddie is an honorable cop and refuses. Beaumonte makes sure that Eddie is killed. After his death, Kelvaney starts to track down his brother's killer. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Temptation is a thing called money and a red-lipped blonde !


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1955 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kelvaney See more »

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Budget:

$695,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

In 1958, MGM reissued this film on a double bill with King Solomon's Mines (1950). See more »

Goofs

When Father Ahearn comes to the police station to talk to Chris, he puts his right hand on Chris's left shoulder in the over-the-shoulder shot, but the cut to the master reveals his left hand on Chris's right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Det. Sidney Y. Myers: Do me a favor will ya crud? When homicide questions ya get stuffed... show 'em how tough ya are: make em beat it outta ya, eh?
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Referenced in I Dream of My Friends (1993) See more »

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One Cop's Journey into Lawlessness then Pain
7 July 2007 | by Stormy_AutumnSee all my reviews

In "Rogue Cop" (1954) Robert Taylor did great.

Dev. Sgt. Chris Kelvaney (Robert Taylor) has a younger brother Eddie (Steve Forrest) who is a street cop. Eddie can identify a murderer he saw run from the scene of the crime.

Big brother Chris, who is "on the take", is contacted by gangster Dan Beaumonte (George Raft, of course) with bribery in mind. He's willing to pay Eddie $15,000 if he changes his testimony. Beaumonte's afraid the murderer (Vince Edwards) knows too much. He might sing and put them all in "Sing-Sing". Dishonest Chris wants him to take it for safety's sake. Eddie isn't his brother so his testimony stands.

Beaumonte has Eddie killed thus waking Chris up to a sad reality. After the death of his brother, Chris swears revenge and starts to track down his brother's killers. He has to get them out in the open and starts laying the groundwork. But Beaumonte wants to stop him and anyone he asks for help. Needless to say that may leave allot of excess bodies lying around...It also may not be as easy as he'd like it to be.

Other cast members include: Janet Leigh as Karen Stephanson (Eddie's fiancée); Anne Francis as Nancy Corlane (Beaumonte's alcoholic ex-girl); Robert Ellenstein as Det. Sidney Y. Myers (Bob does a great job as Chris's partner who is an honest cop); Vince Edwards as murderer Joey Langley (later "Ben Casey" of TV fame 1961-66); Olive Carey as Selma (Chris's connection to snitches) (wife of Harry Sr., mother of Harry Jr. and well-known character actress in her own right.)


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