A gangster's son sees his father rob and murder a man. The detective investigating the case, deciding that the boy will never tell what he knows if he's locked up in juvenile detention, takes the boy home with him to spend some time with a "real" family, and the boy begins to form an attachment to the detective's father, a retired cop.
Did You Know?
More than twenty years later the name of this film would appear again, but in the form of a television show. Rather than the interaction being between a veteran police detective and an at-risk youth, The Streets of San Francisco
(1972) would be about a veteran detective and his partner, a college-educated rookie. See more