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An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee.

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Storyline

Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip, just in time for the climactic finale. Very tight script and pacing. Written by <timbo@netcom.com>

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Mitchum is HOT! - HOT...off location in the heart of Mexico...HOT...after a girl with a million-dollar figure!...HOT...at the nation's boxoffices...HOT...in his newest picture!


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26 December 1949 (Sweden)  »

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Cais da Maldição  »

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Trivia

The shooting schedule had to be rearranged to accommodate Robert Mitchum's 43 day stay in prison for marijuana possession. See more »

Goofs

When Duke Halliday falls off the side of Jim Fiske's car, he lands on his left arm and is seen rubbing it. In the next scene, while speaking to Inspector General Ortega, Halliday is rubbing his right arm. See more »

Quotes

Joan Graham: ...I gave Jin $2000. I thought it was a fortune.
Lt. Duke Halliday: Don't tell me he clipped you?
Joan Graham: He called it 'borrowing.'
Lt. Duke Halliday: No security?
Joan Graham: Unless you call a nice smile security.
Lt. Duke Halliday: That's all you got for your money?
Joan Graham: Certainly was.
Lt. Duke Halliday: [sarcastically] I'll tell you what, Chiquita, you believe me, and I'll believe you.
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A classic chase caper film noir
4 August 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Halliday and Chiquita meet while both chasing Fiske. She's after him for breaking their engagement and taking $2000 and he's after him for an army payroll robbery that his superior officer has blamed on him. The superior officer is chasing Halliday and the Inspector General becomes involved. A great chase with a climatic finish. Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer are brilliant and you can see the sparks fly.


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