Put this on your Netflix queue. This is one of those old movies that put a smile on my face from beginning to end.
This one is about a rough at the edges cop who punches a suspect after being attacked. It turns out that the suspect has a plate in his head or something and dies upon hitting the ground. The cop decides to dispose of the body and make it look like the real bad guys had done it. He falls in love with the dead man's wife and things get complicated.
Great film noir-like street scenes, tough gangsters, well meaning old coots, beautiful dames - these are the kinds of movies I can't get enough of.
On a side note, the fight scenes in this movie were pretty intense. Not Eastern Promises intense or anything but intense nonetheless. Nice job Otto Preminger.
Directed by Otto Preminger
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