Thanks to the good folks at Warner Archive, pre-code movies unavailable for decades are being dusted off and put back into circulation on dvd and on Turner Classic Movies. This forgotten item has an audacious trailer that engages the audience in finding the killer. Allan Arkush puts it in perspective as an early stab at a continuingly popular entertainment staple, the Police Procedural.
About Allan Arkush
A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan. He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.