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The Big Steal
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Duke Halliday (Robert Mitchum) is an American Army Lieutenant on a boat to Mexico when he is confronted by Captain Blake (William Bendix) who says he intends on taking Halliday back to the United States but Halliday overcomes Blake and runs for it. When Halliday bumps into Joan Graham (Jane Greer) he discovers they are both looking for the same man. Shifty con man Fiske (Patric Knowles) it turns out has absconded with Two Thousand dollars of Joans money, and also a sum of $300,000 dollars of Army money that he stole from Payroll Clerk Halliday. After another scuffle Fiske takes off with Halliday and Joan in hot pursuit across Veracruz, and Blake following along behind them. Police Colonel Ortega (Ramon Novarro) has reasoned that the four are up to no good and follows as well managing to head them off at several points gathering more information to build his arrest case. Eventually they all end up at a secluded rendezvous point with a mysterious collector and a show down that threatens to bring a bad end to this chase.

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