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Criminal Ace Connors agrees to return to New York and stand trial for stealing $500,000 worth of bonds so he can serve a light five-year sentence and enjoy his loot (safely stowed away in the cover of a cook book) when he gets out. Detective Bob Simms is tasked with escorting Connors back to New York. With five days for the cross-country trip, Connors plans for stops in Texas and New Orleans to have a few final days of fun before he goes to prison. Ricki Woodner, a con artist who met Connors at his hotel, is persuaded by Fly Feletti (a bitter colleague of Connors) to get close to Connors and take the bonds. She joins Connors and Simms on the train and Ricki and Ace start falling for each other. Feletti wants the bonds and keeps an eye on Ricki to make sure she doesn't double-cross him. After a romantic detour into Mexico, Ace, Ricki, and Simms head to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration, with Feletti close behind. Written by
This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Sunday 8 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by New York City Saturday 28 December 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by San Francisco 9 March 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and by Los Angeles 8 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »
Bob Simms (Lloyd Nolan) accompanies fraudster Ace (John Hodiak) to prison via Mexico and New Orleans. They share their journey with Ricki (Lucille Ball), another fraudster who is up to tricks of her own. Ricki and Ace fall in love but fellow crook Fly (Elisha Cook Jnr) is tracking her and wants something from her. The film builds to it's climax at Mardi Gras..........everyone gets what they deserve....
This film is quite boring. Nothing really happens and the whole Mardi Gras sequence drags on and on and isn't at all interesting. It provides one good moment when Ricki steals the cook book behind Fly's back. The cast are OK but Elisha Cook Jnr is as awful as always - he is a very unconvincing tough guy. More like a pip-squeek. The love affair between Ace and Ricki is also a bit suspect. The film is watchable and ticks by but when it finishes, it leaves you with a feeling of absolutely nothing. The film is OK if a little dull. No need to see it again.
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