CastDarren McGavin (Pete Harris), Margaret Hayes (Lil Polombo nee Alexander), Warren Stevens (Rudi Franklin), Peggy McCay (Mrs. Jane Harris), Tol Avery (Dist. Atty. Michael W. Norris), Emile Meyer (Police Capt. T.W. Wills) WriterEd Reid, Daniel B. Ullman, Bernard Gordon, Julian Zimet Release dateJune 1958 Similar moviesLethal Weapon 3, Brooklyn's Finest, The Rookie, No Man's Land, The Right to Remain Silent, The New Centurions
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The Case Against Brooklyn is a 1958 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Darren McGavin and Margaret Hayes. It was based on a True Magazine article I Broke the Brooklyn Graft Scandal by crime reporter Ed Reid. It featured depictions of American police corruption though no police officer in uniform is shown to be corrupt.
The film has the style of a documentary film and at first seems to be a police procedural. It actually has film noir elements, such as a love affair between a married rookie cop and the widow of a mobster.
Ex-Marine Pete Harris, formerly with Military Intelligence is taken out of his Police Academy due to his experience to work undercover to investigate police corruption.