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Macao (1952)

Passed  -  Adventure | Crime | Drama  -  30 April 1952 (USA)
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

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A sultry night club singer, a man who has also traveled to many exotic ports and a salesman meet aboard ship on the 45-mile trip from Hong Kong to Macao. The singer is quickly hired by an American expatriate who runs the biggest casino in Macao and has a thriving business in converting hot jewels into cash. Her new boss thinks one of her traveling companions is a cop. One is -- but not the one the boss suspects. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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A sultry chanteuse, a hunk on the lam and a fortune in stolen gems. See more »


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30 April 1952 (USA)  »

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Den laglösa ön  »

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Trivia

Robert Mitchum actually wrote several scenes for this movie when Nicholas Ray came on board to do uncredited directing so that the script would make more sense. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Julie Benson (Jane Russell) sings in the gambling den, The piano and bass guitar accompaniment don't match the sound of the full orchestra backing her up. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence C. Trumble: I'll go back one of these days, or my name isn't Lawrence C. Trumble.
Nick Cochran: What does the "C." stand for?
Lawrence C. Trumble: Cicero - but keep it under your hat.
Nick Cochran: What else would I do with it?
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Soundtracks

One for My Baby
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Jane Russell
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Film Noir Lite
10 July 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Vincent Halloran (Brad Dexter) is an American ex pat Casino owner in Macao with a sideline for fencing hot jewellery. The American authorities are after him but he must travel beyond the three mile limit, into international waters before he can be apprehended, so when three Americans arrive off a ship,Nick Cochran(Robert Mitchum) , Julie Benson(Jane Russell) and Lawrence C. Trumble(William Bendix), Halloran's stooge policeman Lt. Sebastian (Thomas Gomez) informs him that one might just be a police man after him. Halloran employs Julie as a singer and makes Cochran an offer he cant refuse, a bag load of money to leave Macao,Cochrans first mistake is to refuse the money his second is to unwittingly offer Halloran jewellery stolen from him. As you might expect from another troubled RKO production this doesn't always make sense but the dialogue is great as is the rapport between the leads and the film if not taken too seriously is a lot of fun, shame about the bare bones DVD


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