After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary.

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After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Minneapolis Monday 6 April 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), and it immediately became a popular local favorite as it first aired in Asheville 13 April 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Milwaukee 30 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Phoenix 27 May 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Omaha 7 June 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in St. Louis 24 October 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), in Detroit 29 November 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), in both Chicago and Seattle 10 December 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2) and KIRO (Channel 7), and, finally, in New York City 16 September 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Army friendships are thicker than water in Ladd and Lake's last liaison

This last and least successful teaming of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake is still highly watchable for the sizzling chemistry between them and the Byzantine, if predictable, plot twists and dagger wielding bad guys behind the curtains. Alan Ladd's character has decided to kick around the Far East waiting for his terminally ill army buddy to die, rather than return home to normalcy after WWII. The various plot-lines involving smugglers and murderers is of less interest than the screen presence of the two headliners.


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