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Sunday, May 07, 2017

The Cop from Hell! Rarely Shown but Excellent Film Noir, Shield for Murder (1954) is on This Morning at 10!

By David in TN
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:42:00 P.M. EDT

This Sunday, May 7, at 10 a.m. ET, TCM's Film Noir will be Shield for Murder (1954).

Edmond O'Brien co-directs and stars as a corrupt police detective who seizes a chance to murder and rob a small-time hood to get the 25 grand he was carrying for a mobster.

His aim was to use the money for a house in the suburbs to share with his girl. As in Noir, he goes in deeper and deeper.

It's not shown on TV often. I recommend it.

1 comment:

David In TN said...

This Sunday, May 14 at 10 am ET, TCM has another Bad Cop Film Noir, The Prowler (1951). Van Heflin stars as a cop who plots to kill a man for his wealth and his wife.

I read once that Van Heflin was called "another Spencer Tracy" when he started his career.