“Gun, gun, gun, who’s got the gun? it could be anybody!”
1967: Warning Shot is a drama film directed and produced by Buzz Kulik about a police sergeant who kills a man while on a stakeout, then must prove that it was self-defense. The screenplay by Mann Rubin was based on the novel 711 – Officer Needs Help by Whit Masterson.
David Janssen stars as the accused officer, with supporting performances from Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn, Joan Collins, Stefanie Powers, Sam Wanamaker, George Grizzard, Carroll O’Connor, Steve Allen, Eleanor Parker, Walter Pidgeon, George Sanders and Lillian Gish.
Baseball stars Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale signed to appear in this movie during their 1966 holdout, but never made it onto the screen when both agreed to contracts with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Filming took place between the third and fourth seasons of Janssen’s television series The Fugitive. The script was written by Mann Rubin, who had authored the Fugitive episode “A Taste of Tomorrow”, while the film was directed by Buzz Kulik with a jazz score by Jerry Goldsmith. It was released by Paramount Pictures. [Wikipedia]
Watch a scene from the movie on the Charles Lieurance YouTube Channel.