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The Detective (1968) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Gordon Douglas and produced by Aaron Rosenberg.

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THE 6TH ANNUAL RULE BRITANNIA BLOGATHON: The Detective (1954)

on Aug 2, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Terence at A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting his annual salute to Britain and the movies. Click HERE for the contributions to The 6th Annual Rule Britannia Blogathon. During the 1950s Columbia Studios released several films in a co-production agreement with independent producers and international stu... Read full article


A Brief Glance at a Few of the Detective Series of the 1930s and ?40s

By Greg Orypeck on Oct 8, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!It seemed that no screen sleuth was so sacred in his role that he couldn?t be played by any number of other actors. Whether large or small, when beginning any survey of those innumerable private detective film series of the 1930s and ?40s, it must be remembered that there is that ultimate... Read full article


Father Brown aka The Detective ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

When Father Brown's beloved cross of St. Augustus is stolen en route to Rome, he is determined to capture the thief and restore not only the cross, but a lost soul as well. The daring thefts of Flambeau, a master of disguise, are known throughout all of England. Here is a lost sheep just waiting to ... Read full article


Father Brown aka The Detective ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

When Father Brown's beloved cross of St. Augustus is stolen en route to Rome, he is determined to capture the thief and restore not only the cross, but a lost soul as well. The daring thefts of Flambeau, a master of disguise, are known throughout all of England. Here is a lost sheep just waiting to ... Read full article


Father Brown aka The Detective ( 1954 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 15, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

When Father Brown's beloved cross of St. Augustus is stolen en route to Rome, he is determined to capture the thief and restore not only the cross, but a lost soul as well. The daring thefts of Flambeau, a master of disguise, are known throughout all of England. Here is a lost sheep just waiting to ... Read full article


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Frank Sinatra plays Detective Joe Leland from the novel (The Detective) by Roderick Thorp. Thorp wrote a sequel (Nothing Lasts Forever) where Leland is trapped in a Claxxon Oil Corporation skyscraper after it's taken by German terrorists and must rescue his daughter and grandchildren. Twenty years later the novel was filmed with some changes: the daughter became his wife, Claxxon became the Nakatomi Corporation and Joe Leland's name was changed to John McClane. The film was released under the title Die Hard. Because of a clause in Sinatra's contract for "The Detective" which gave him the right to reprise his role in a sequel, he was actually the first person offered the McClane role, even though he was 73 years old at the time. Also, coincidentally, Bruce Willis (who played McClane) made his movie debut in The First Deadly Sin walking out of a bar as Sinatra walks into it.
Robert Evans had acquired the rights to "The Detective" and was supposed to produce the movie for Twentieth Century-Fox, which had signed him to a contract. (He had earlier worked for Fox as an actor.) When Charlie Bluhdorn, the owner of Paramount, offered Evans a job as the head of European production at Paramount, Evans had to surrender the project to get out of his Fox contract.
Tom Atkins' film debut.
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