The Detective

  |  Buy to Own: 03/07/2006
  |  Watch Now: 13/01/2010
  |  114 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC


Classic thriller based on the novel by Roderick Thorp. The film stars Frank Sinatra as the tough-as-nails Detective Joe Leland. Called in to investigate the murder of Teddy Leikman (James Inman), the homosexual son of a well-connected department store mogul, Leland executes an open-and-shut investigation. He quickly elicits a confession from Teddy's crazy roommate, and the defendant is convicted and executed while Leland scores a promotion. But when the widow of an accountant seeks out the Detective to look into the circumstances of her husband's death, Leland uncovers some startling evidence implicating a corrupt New York City political machine.

Contains moderate sex and violence
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