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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) &
Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1949 (UK) See more »
Tagline:
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!
Plot:
An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
pretty good B-movie See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Lt. Duke Halliday

Jane Greer ... Joan Graham

William Bendix ... Capt. Vincent Blake

Patric Knowles ... Jim Fiske

Ramon Novarro ... Inspector General Ortega

Don Alvarado ... Lt. Ruiz

John Qualen ... Julius Seton
Pascual García Peña ... Manuel (as Pascual Garcia Pena)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregorio Acosta ... Chaney (uncredited)
Salvador Baguez ... Morales (uncredited)
Henry Carr ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Edward Colebrook ... Mexican Tourist (uncredited)
Bing Conley ... Dockhand (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... Purser (uncredited)
Alphonse DuBois ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Juan Duval ... Vendor (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... American Tourist (uncredited)
Nacho Galindo ... Pastry Vendor (uncredited)
Elias Gamboa ... Vendor (uncredited)
Raúl Guerrero ... Pepe (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Madden the Guard (uncredited)
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Customs Inspector (uncredited)
Ted Jacques ... Cole (uncredited)
Frank Leyva ... Vendor (uncredited)
José Loza ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Margarito Luna ... Attendant (uncredited)
Primo López ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Dorothy Mitchum ... Tourist (uncredited)
Carmen Morales ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Lillian O'Malley ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Purser (uncredited)
Beatriz Ramos ... Carmencita, shopkeeper (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Parrot Vendor (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Departing Passenger (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Dockhand (uncredited)
Dimas Sotello ... Vendor (uncredited)
Arturo Soto Rangel ... Pedro (uncredited)
Alfredo de Soto ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Alfonso Sánchez Tello ... Basguez (uncredited)
Jorge Treviño ... Barber (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Guitar Vendor (uncredited)
Juan Varro ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Siegel 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) (as Geoffrey Homes) &
Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay)

Richard Wormser (story "The Road to Carmichael's")

Produced by
Jack J. Gross .... producer
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Samuel E. Beetley 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Harley Miller (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Robert Cowan .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Carla Hadley .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Edward Killy .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Phil Brigandi .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound
 
Stunts
Terry Wilson .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Almond .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ernest Bachrach .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jim Kurley .... grip (uncredited)
Charles Straumer .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Salvador Baguez .... technical adviser
Richard Kinon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • RKO Radio Pictures (presents) (as R K O Radio Pictures, Inc.) (as An R K O Radio Picture also)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
71 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1950) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1998) (1999) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #13635) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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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:
Continuity: 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:
Lt. Duke Halliday:[about the policeman] Come on! Get this guy out of my neck.
Joan Graham:Get him off yourself, you speak Spanish.
Lt. Ruiz:[in Spanish] Miss, do you know this man?
Joan Graham:[in Spanish] I've never seen him before.
Lt. Duke Halliday:What did you say to him?
Joan Graham:I've told him that we're complete strangers.
Lt. Duke Halliday:[in Spanish to the police officer] No, no. This is my woman... my wife.
Joan Graham:Wait a minute!
Lt. Ruiz:[in Spanish] Then both of you come to the Inspector General office.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Big Steal: Look Behind You (2007) (V)See more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
pretty good B-movie, 17 July 2000

This above average crime drama holds one's interest due to good writing, excellent cinematography, and Robert Mitchum. The film must have been subsidized by the Mexican Tourist Bureau, so fetching are the scenes of the Mexican countryside. Ramon Novarro is excellent as the craftily sly police chief, and Willima Bendix puts in a good turn. Worth watching.

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