Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 black-and-white crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne. Karlson and Payne teamed up a year later for another black-and-white film, this time a noir, titled 99 River Street, followed by a 1955 color film, Hell’s Island.
Dragnet was created and produced by Jack Webb, who starred as stoic Sergeant Joe Friday. Webb was a stickler for accurate details, and Dragnet used authentic touches, such as the LAPD’s actual radio call sign (KMA367), and the names of actual department officials. For the next thirty minutes, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Police Department, you will travel step-by-step on the side of the law through an actual case transcribed from official police files. From beginning to end—from crime to punishment—Dragnet is the story of your police force in action.”
Great Guy is a 1936 crime film starring James Cagney and Mae Clarke. An honest inspector for the New York Department of Weights and Measures takes on corrupt merchants and politicians.
A man pretending to be a doctor holds up a train and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The insurance company puts its best investigator, Charlie Norman, on the case to work. A pretty nifty film noir.