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Plot: This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
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Doing It By the Numbers
Richard Basehart shoots down an LAPD officer one night after the offduty patrolman stops him for some suspicious activity. The officer who paid with his life had every reason to be suspicious, Basehart was attempting to break into an electronics store.
The shooting sets off a manhunt that takes more than a month. Captain Roy Roberts and Detective Scott Brady lead the investigation which takes both men into some unexpected places in trying to track down the culprit.
This was Richard Basehart’s breakthrough role in He Walked By Night. He plays a really diabolical stone cold killer in this one who apparently has no liking for humans. His only companion in the world is a dog.
This clever little noir thriller is done in the documentary style that seemed to be in vogue after World War II. I’m also sure that the final chase scene through the storm drain must have inspired Carol Reed to put it in The Third Man where the idea got more notice.
The lack of really big name stars gives this film a realistic approach. Look for Jack Webb in a supporting role as a police lab technician. I Don’t doubt he got the idea for Dragnet from working on He Walked By Night.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 19 min (79 min)
Genre Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Director Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann
Writer John C. Higgins, Crane Wilbur, Harry Essex
Actors Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,162 m (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm