A man desperate to leave South America books passage on a freighter, and learns that the captain has made plans to force a scientist to participate in a mission of destruction.

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Captain Scarface
Virginia Grey ...
Elsa
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Perro
Rudolph Anders ...
Dr. Yeager
Howard Wendell ...
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Don Dillaway ...
Crofton
Martin Garralaga ...
Manuel
John Mylong ...
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The Banos has exploded and sunk at sea, but another freighter, also called the Banos, is now loading at a South American port, under the command of a man known as 'Captain Scarface'. On shore at the Los Rios Hotel, a number of passengers are waiting to board the ship. Sam Wilton is in trouble, and needs to get back to the USA quickly. Ilse Yeager is waiting to be reunited with her father, who arrives with Mr. Kroll, an associate of Captain Scarface. A man named Clegg, who has just completed some work for the captain, also arrives and demands money from Kroll. Meanwhile, the captain is expecting Dr. Yeager, whom he plans to force into helping him on a mission of destruction. Written by Snow Leopard

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Atom Bomb Smuggled In Hold Of Ship! See more »


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15 October 1953 (USA)  »

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The name of the boat "Los Baños" means "the bathrooms" in Spanish. See more »

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Leif Erickson's first name is misspelled in the credits as "Lief". See more »

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Ship's Name: Clever Touch or Creative OOPS!
17 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fun show to watch instead of the oft repeated reruns on TV.

Saw it on TCM channel. No advertising was even better.

The ship is the S.S. Banos.

On the positive side, was it named after the city? Baños is located on the northern foothills of the Tungurahua volcano.

The city is named after the hydrothermal springs of mineral water located around the city.

Baños, pronounced correctly in the movie, is also Spanish for bathrooms (plural).

Unintended or ?


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