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When his car breaks down during a trip from Los Angeles to Texas John Emmett meets another motorist, Ann Nicholson, who offers him a lift. He learns that she is running away from her ... See full summary »

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Ann Nicholson
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When his car breaks down during a trip from Los Angeles to Texas John Emmett meets another motorist, Ann Nicholson, who offers him a lift. He learns that she is running away from her physician, Dr. Simmons, and the police, who want to question her about a murdered Central Intelligence Agent in Los Angeles. Anne, as it also turns out, is a native of Berlin, Germany. She had come into possession of a valuable secret formula for a 4000-mile-per-hour rocket, which is written on the reverse side of a small pocket mirror she carries. She wants to deliver this to a scientist in the United States. But, the scientist is an enemy agent as is her doctor and they, and the F.B.I are after her. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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In 1957, United Artists distributed this film on a double bill with 12 Angry Men (1957) starring Henry Fonda. See more »

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In the opening scene, we see Mrs Nicholson's car passing the towed car. Yet, the towed car gets to the garage before Mrs Nicholson. See more »

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Vaguely entertaining but players can't overcome poor script...
28 March 2013 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

If you like RUTH ROMAN and STERLING HAYDEN, you may find this little espionage yarn bearable enough to watch. It starts out promisingly and you wonder how these two misfits will finally trust each other enough to get married.

But the plot is a shambles, murky without being fascinating and all the motivations are unclear from beginning to end. Roman's role is very underwritten so we never really know what makes her tick. Sterling Hayden gives one of his routine performances without any special feeling to make us care enough about his character.

Unfortunately, I couldn't stay with it until the end but will have to catch it some other time to find out where the story eventually led. As of now, it's a puzzlement.


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