Detective Story

Detective Story
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DVD Features:

  • Audio: English [CC], French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Cannes 1952 - Best Actress: Lee Grant

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/28/2005
"Douglas plays McLeod with a wound-up earnestness..." -- Grade: B+

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Based on the smash Broadway hit, the gritty and gripping drama of Detective Story explodes onto the big screen under the capable direction of William Wyler (The Best Years Of Our Lives, Roman Holiday, Ben-Hur). Set amidst the hectic activity of a New York City police station, Kirk Douglas stars as the principled, rigid detective whose personal code has become twisted from dealing with too many criminals. Eleanor Parker (Caged, The Sound of Music) is his wife, tormented by a guilty secret. While the business of the precinct swirls around them -- from cases involving a frightened shoplifter (Lee Grant) to an amusing burglar (Joseph Wiseman) -- the couple's personal conflict reaches an explosive, unforgettable climax. Academy Award nominations went to Wyler (for Best Director), Parker (Best Actress), Grant (Best Supporting Actress) and the writing team of Robert Wyler and Philip Yordan for their vivid screenplay.

Product Description:

An embittered cop leads a precinct of characters in their grim battle with the city's lowlife while wife Parker suffers from neglect. Based on Sydney Kingsley's Broadway play, this seminal movie was a prototype for everything from "Hill Street Blues" to "NYPD Blue."

Plot Synopsis:

William Wyler directed this classic adaptation of Sidney Kingsley's Broadway play.
The film follows a day in the lives of detectives at a Manhattan police precinct. Among the cops is hard-boiled James McLeod -- a lawman who sees everything in terms of black and white. His inability to empathize with others could wreck the life of a young man arrested for a minor offense as well as his own marriage...


Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in New York City November 1951.
  • Additional cast: Russell Evans (Patrolman Barnes), Howard Joslyn (Patrolman Keogh), and James Maloney (Pritchett).
  • Lee Grant, Joseph Wiseman, Horace McMahon and Michael Strong all repeated the roles they played in the Broadway play.
  • Film debut for actress Lee Grant.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 67,109
  • UPC: 097360511147
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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