The Human Jungle (1954)

Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.

Directing:
  • Joseph M. Newman

Writing:
  • Daniel Fuchs
  • William Sackheim

Stars:
Release Date: 1954-10-03
TMDb: 6.3/10
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 82
Claude Akins
Claude Akins
George Mandy (henchman)
Gary Merrill
Gary Merrill
Police captain John Danforth
Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
Mary Abbott
Regis Toomey
Regis Toomey
Det. Bob Geddes
Lamont Johnson
Lamont Johnso...
Det. Lannigan (Geddes' partner)
Patrick Waltz
Patrick Waltz
Det. Strauss (as Pat Waltz)
Chuck Connors
Chuck Connors
Earl Swados
Paula Raymond
Paula Raymond
Pat Danforth
Emile Meyer
Emile Meyer
Police Chief Abe Rowan
Chubby Johnson
Chubby Johnso...
Greenie (reporter)
James Westerfield
James Westerf...
Capt. Marty Harrison
Booth Colman
Booth Colman
Wallace (mouthpiece at hearing)
Henry Kulky
Henry Kulky
Matty (barkeeper-thug)
Don Keefer
Don Keefer
Unidentified player [Script Name: Det. Cleary]
George Wallace
George Wallac...
Det. O'Neill
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