Dir. Don Siegel (1968).
Steeped in New York anxiety, Siegel’s tough little policier, directed from an Abraham Polonsky script, shows the great genre director edging towards the moral abyss of Dirty Harry.
The allure is probably a freedom that was afforded kids and adolescents that I don’t think is afforded them now. If you imagine this story in the current day, Alana would be running down the street with a phone shoved in her back pocket.