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In pre-Castro Cuba, Ned Sherwood is caught between police and counterfeiters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossana Rory ...
'Fina' Ferrer
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Ned Sherwood
Francisco Canero ...
Police Doctor (as Dr. Francisco Canero)
Louis Oquendo ...
Detective (as Luis Oquendo)
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Col. Mastegui (as Pedro Armendariz)
Charles Todd ...
U.S. Treasury Agent Griswold
Enrique Cruz Álvarez ...
Police Lt. (as Enrique Cruz Alvarez)
Rogelio Hernández ...
Miguel Salcito (as Rogelio Hernandez)
Carlos Mas ...
Chuchu
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Miguel Collada
Guillermo Álvarez Guedes ...
Casino Manager (as Guillermo Alvarez G.)
Aurora Pita ...
Linen Shop Girl
Velia Martinez ...
Salcito's secretary
Gia Scala ...
Anita Ferrer
Sandro Giglio ...
Armando Ferrer
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Ned Sherwood, dealer in a Havana casino (pre-Castro), gets 500 counterfeit pesos from an anonymous, attractive blonde. Then he's beaten and wounded by two thugs trying to retrieve the bills. Then the police suspect him of being the counterfeiter. Then the real counterfeiter suspects him of having the missing plates. And someone is trying to kill Ned, who has little choice but to pursue the case himself, through a Cuban underworld where no one is what they seem. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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14 June 1957 (Finland)  »

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Jagd durch Havanna  »

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Colonel Mastegui: A man is not a man until he's caught at least one bullet.
Ned Sherwood: Catch it in the right place and a man isn't a man... period.
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CHERI'S THEME
Written by Eduardo Heredio (instrumental)
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Sad, Sad late Errol Flynn movie
11 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In his prime, Errol Flynn was one of the most charismatic men to ever grace the silver screen.

This movie was not made in his prime. If you watch this film, having never seen The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, or any of his other films pre-1950, you might find something to like here. The shots of pre-Castro Cuba are interesting if for no other reason, historical value.

If, however, you've seen what Flynn was capable of. Watching him bumble through this role is sad to watch. Even in 1957 Flynn was a fit man, a scene with his shirt off shows that, but his face tells another story. His face has the look of a man waiting to die or already with one foot in the grave. He looks ghastly.

The plot of the film is nothing great or even good. Just a simple, cheap film about some money counterfeiters. The plot is immaterial.

Watch this film if you absolutely have to see every Errol Flynn movie, but don't act like I didn't warn you. Viewers interested in Cuba might find something to enjoy. At least it was filmed on location.


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