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He Walked By Night
He Walked By Night was filmed in 1948 and was based on a real life criminal Erwin Walker (1917-2008). Richard Basehart plays Roy Martin a brilliant thief and sociopath who eludes the police by listening to their radio communications. He alters his modus operandi with each successive crime, leading the police to believe that multiple criminals are at work. When he murders a police officer it's the beginning of the end for Roy Martin.The film, shot in semidocumentary tone, was loosely based on newspaper accounts of the real-life actions of Erwin "Machine-Gun" Walker, a former Glendale, California police department employee and World War II veteran who unleashed a crime spree of burglaries, robberies, and shootouts in the Los Angeles area during 1945 and 1946. Alfred Werker has director credit, but there were problems during the production and Anthony Mann was brought in to finish the movie after Werker was fired.
The following weapons were used in the film He Walked By Night:
Colt Official Police Revolver
Colt Detective Special Revolver
Luger P08 Pistol
Winchester 1897 Shotgun
Winchester Model 1912 Shotgun
Federal Industries Model 201Z Tear Gas Gun
Winchester Model 1892 Carbine
Weapons in the Crime Lab
The Collection includes two M1911A1 Pistols, three Colt Official Police, and a Winchester 1897 Riot Shotgun.