• Detective Story (1951)

Detective Story

Release Date: 1951

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

James McLeod (Kirk Douglas) is a stern police detective who has no tolerance for crime. At home, however, he is a loving husband to his wife, Mary (Eleanor Parker). The police are ready to conclude the case of abortionist Karl Schneider (George Macready), who is responsible for the death of at least one patient, but McLeod's hatred for the doctor prolongs the investigation. The detective soon uncovers a dark secret that threatens to destroy his sanity and ruin his life.

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Horace McMahon, Lee Grant, Craig Hill, Cathy O'Donnell, Bert Freed

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Police station, Wife, Suspenseful, Marriage, Tense, Death, Melodramatic, Investigation, New York City, Pursuit, Gripping, 1950s, Fall, Hospital, Love


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1952)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)