Warning Shot

Film, Thrillers
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Staking out an apartment block on the watch for a psycho killer, Detective Sergeant Valens of the LA police (Janssen) is forced to shoot a man who keeps on coming with a gun when challenged. The dead man turns out to be a highly respected doctor, and there is no trace of the gun. Suspended with the threat of a manslaughter charge hanging over him, Valens goes rogue to clear his name. Neatly scripted from Whit Masterson's novel 711 - Officer Needs Help, the film is very enjoyable in the time-honoured private eye manner, even though the parade of vivid 'guest cameos' uncovered during Janssen's dogged trek through the spiralling mystery smacks less of noir tradition than of TV practice (Kulik had only recently graduated to movies).

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Buzz Kulik
Screenwriter: Mann Rubin
Cast: David Janssen
Ed Begley
Keenan Wynn
Sam Wanamaker
Lillian Gish
Stefanie Powers
Eleanor Parker
George Grizzard
George Sanders
Steve Allen
Carroll O'Connor
Joan Collins
Walter Pidgeon
John Garfield Jr
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