After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward,... See full summary »
The poem quoted by Colonel Gimpy aboard the plane is from "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" by Lord Byron. See more »
Good morning, Baron. I didn't know you were in America.
I've been here many months. I came over here on a very important mission. So important that if I fail, they would expect me to...
[mimics shooting himself]
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...that 's exactly what he might have done .And do not get me wrong:I like Ed Wood's movies! A spy thriller?A spoof? Who knows?Peter Lorre 's tongue -in-cheek performance is a true delight;whatever he plays, a "colonel" "playing" the trumpet ,a Bondesque Spectre/Blofeld (the scene when he gets rid of the man who betrayed him),or a romantic lunatic reciting Byron's poem ,or a hero who redeems himself,he is simply great!Matching him every step of the way is Brian Donlevy's "Ace" (sic!!!).And what about the crate(which might have inspired Wood)?Who on earth would like to steal that?The scene when the "plane" falls into the sea predates Wood's flying saucers !In that context,the young romantic lead (played by Thomas Beck who does not seem to realize how ridiculous the story is)can be nothing but a joke.
This is hilarious and should not be missed.
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