Detective Story movie trailer - starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, Lee Grant, William Bendix, Bert Freed. Directed by William Wyler. Theatrical Release Date: 11/1/1951
Rating: Not Rated
Reza left Belgrade more than 25 years ago to seek a new life in Zurich. Now in her fifties, she has completely detached herself from the past. She owns a cafeteria and maintains an orderly, joyless existence. Ana, a young, itinerant woman who has fled Sarajevo, breezes into the cafeteria looking for work. Reza hires her but is annoyed by Ana's impulsive and spirited efforts to inject life into the cafeteria. Ana, who hides a tragic secret under her passionate spirit, begins to thaw Reza's chill, and their relationship will change both women in ways they never anticipated.
Hard-headed New York detective McLeod (Kirk Douglas) just leaving when accused baby-selling doctor Schneider (George MacReady) arrives, with lawyer Sims (Warner Anderson) in tow, Lieutenant Monahan (Horace McMahon), making sure the case is solid, in William Wyler's Detective Story, 1951.
Desk officer (Frank Faylen) with out-of-towner (Harper Goff) when lawyer Sims (Warner Anderson) shows up to confront Monahan (Horace McMahon), who's already scolding detective McLeod (Kirk Douglas) for beating up the client/suspect, in William Wyler's Detective Story, 1951.
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In melodramatic fashion, the film tells the tale of a young German woman who finds herself alone in the world when the rest of her family is killed in a WWII air raid. Helping an American military man escape the Gestapo, she finds herself on the run from the Russian Army. Escaping to the American (and safe) side of Berlin, she registers herself as a prostitute (unknowingly) and finds herself caught between the German officer who thinks she is for sale and the American officer who she saved and is now in love with her.
Three women are linked by lives left behind in Yugoslavia. Reza is now a businesswoman, Mila longs to return home and Ana is looking for work.
In the excavation site scientists uncover the body of a gladiator from the ruins of Pompeii, a stone-encrusted body is found with a bronze medallion bearing a strange Etruscan inscription.
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