Original Vintage Daybill movie poster stone litho artwork. Scene of the Crime is a 1949 film noir directed by Roy Rowland, and starring Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake and Leon Ames. According to film critic Dennis Schwartz, the film is one of "few film noirs attempted by MGM. It came when Dore Schary was the studio head and insisted on producing more realistic films. This is a transitional film from the 1930's gangster film and a forerunner of the modern day TV cop show.