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138 Ratings

Detective Story

Directed by William Wyler
United States, 1951
Crime, Drama, Film noir


On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

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Detective Story Directed by William Wyler

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1952 | Winner: Best Actress

Academy Awards

1952 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1951 | Winner: Top Ten Films

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