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Detective Story

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Original title
Detective Story
Running time
103 min.
United States United States
Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler (Theater: Sidney Kingsley)
Miklós Rózsa
Lee Garmes (B&W)
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Paramount Pictures
Film noir. Drama | Cop Movies. Crime
Synopsis / Plot
On a day in the life of the 21st Precinct detective squad, we meet a batty old lady; petty embezzler Arthur, and the wonderful girl whose unrequited love may redeem him; a pair of blustering, but dangerous, burglars; a charmingly naive shoplifter who observes the activity with timorous interest; and Detective Jim McLeod, self-appointed crusader who has no mercy for lawbreakers. He little suspects his obsessive pursuit of an abortionist is leading him to personal disaster.
1951: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Director, Actress (Parker), Supporting Actress (Grant), Screenplay Adapted
1951: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama
1951: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1951: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1951: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1951: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1952: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Lee Grant)
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