They soon discover that the murderer has been selling stolen equipment through an electronics dealer, and decide this is their moment to set a trap!
The murderer has no criminal past and the edge over the LAPD as he listens in to police calls on his custom radio, from the Hollywood bungalow he shares with his small dog.
Knowing just minor details about the man’s appearance and habits from a select group of witnesses, the partners begin their tireless hunt for the dangerous and resourceful villain.
This documentary-style Crime Noir was loosely based on real newspaper accounts of Erwin ‘Machine-Gun’ Walker, a WWII veteran who unleashed a crime spree of burglaries, robberies and shootouts in LA during 1945 and 1946.
Alfred Werker and Anthony Mann directed the film, starring Scott Brady, Richard Baseheart, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell and Jack Webbe, whose influential franchise Dragnet was inspired by his work on He Walked by Night.