From Headquarters

From Headquarters

Director: William Dieterle

Cast: George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette

     
 
In the tradition of Bureau of Missing Persons, Warner Bros's From Headquarters offers a methodical, semi-documentary look at modern law-enforcement methods. The story concentrates on the investigation of a single murder. The victim, seemingly respectable, was actually a vicious blackmailer, a fact that brings several shady supporting characters into the

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In the tradition of Bureau of Missing Persons, Warner Bros's From Headquarters offers a methodical, semi-documentary look at modern law-enforcement methods. The story concentrates on the investigation of a single murder. The victim, seemingly respectable, was actually a vicious blackmailer, a fact that brings several shady supporting characters into the story. Chief detective Stevens (George Brent) divides half his time to the tedium of police procedure and forensic work, and the other half to his romance with Lou Ann Winton (Margaret Lindsay), who may or may not be mixed up in the murder. Dorothy Burgess delivers a chillingly convincing performance as a cocaine addict, while comedian (and home-movie enthusiast) Ken Murray is equally effective as a snide reporter.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/2010
UPC:
0883316277843
Original Release:
1933
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:03:00
Sales rank:
59,906

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Brent Lieutenant Stevens
Margaret Lindsay Lou Ann Winton
Eugene Pallette Sgt. Boggs
Hugh Herbert Manny
Dorothy Burgess Dolly White
Theodore Newton Jack Winton
Hobart Cavanaugh Muggs Manton
Robert H. Barrat Anderzian
Frank Darien Manly
Edward Ellis Dr. Van de Water
Robert E. Homans Sgt. Orderly
Ken Murray Mac
Henry O'Neill Inspector Donnelly
Ken Thomson Gordon Bates
Walter Brennan Actor

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Sam Bischoff Producer
William B. Clemens Editor
Arthur Greville Collins Screenwriter
Anton Grot Art Director
Robert N. Lee Screenwriter
Peter Milne Screenwriter
William Rees Cinematographer

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