A young hitch-hiker's death is written off as suicide, but determined cop Robert Douglas isn't buying. His pursuit of the truth leads to a tense desert showdown with gangster Robert Alda and his hoods in "Homicide." Helen Westcott, Monte Blue co-star. Then, when he refuses to lay off his journalistic crusade against racketeer Bruce Bennett, managing editor Wayne Morris finds himself busted down to lonelyhearts columnist. The demeaning detail, though, leads him to the means of breaking the mob, and he needs colleague Janis Paige's help to bring it off, in "The House Across the Street." Alan Hale co-stars.146 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.