Homicide detective Mike Carter is tossed off the police force for insubordination and violating regulations. He reluctantly takes a job as bodyguard to Mrs. Gene Dysen, the owner of a local meat-packing plant.
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You might think that this is one of those lesser film noirs. It has a fairly standard boilerplate plot about the cop who gets jammed up for trying to do the right thing the wrong way. What you don't realize is that Lawrence Tierney is a genuine tough-guy. And he's a bit crazy too. It's part of what makes him so interesting to watch.
Petit film noir sans prétention, mais non sans intérêt ni élégance, dans lequel Richard Fleischer, dont c'est seulement le troisième long métrage, commence à faire ses gammes et ses plans avec une parfaite assurance... www.cinefiches.com