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Release Date:
August 1957 (USA) See more »
A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Robert Bray ... Mike Hammer
Whitney Blake ... Nancy Williams

Patricia Donahue ... Dione, Blonde Bar-Girl (as Pat Donague)
Donald Randolph ... Colonel Holloway
Pamela Duncan ... Velda, Hammer's Secretary
Booth Colman ... Det. Pat Chambers (as Booth Coleman)
Jan Chaney ... 'Red', Cafe Girl
Genie Coree ... Maria Teresa Garcia (as Gina Core)
Richard Garland ... Louis, Henchman
Charles Boaz ... Gangster
Peter Mamakos ... LaRoche - Smuggler Chief
Claire Carleton ... Proprietess
Phil Arnold ... 'Shorty', Cafe Proprietor
John Dennis ... Al
Terence de Marney ... Jean, the French Janitor (as Terrence De Marney)
Jackie Paul ... Stripper
Fred Essler ... Ludwig Teller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Cisar ... Customs Inspector (uncredited)
Jack Holland ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... Gunman on Boat (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Spectator at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Extra at Customs (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Victor 
George White 
Writing credits
Mickey Spillane (novel)

Richard Collins (screenplay) and
Richard Powell (screenplay)

Richard Powell (screen story)

Produced by
Victor Saville .... producer (as George A. White)
Phil Victor .... producer
Original Music by
Marlin Skiles 
Cinematography by
Harry Neumann 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
Art Direction by
Boris Leven (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Alice Monte .... hair stylist
Production Management
Frank Parmenter .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound
Del Harris .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
Casting Department
Ruth Burch .... casting supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Henrikson .... costumer: men
Adele Parmenter .... costumer: women
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Jill Campbell .... music editor
Marlin Skiles .... conductor
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
John Williams .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Mollie Kent .... script supervisor
Victor Saville .... presenter

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90 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Robert Bray receives an "introducing" credit.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When they find Maria Teresa Garcia's body in the bathtub and are photographing it. You can see her leg drop down slightly just as Det. Pat Chambers says her name to Mike Hammer.See more »
Mike Hammer:I told you I have a moral objection to murder.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in My Tongue Is -Quick! (1971)See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Simple, direct and gritty..., 6 May 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a very gritty low-budget Mickey Spillane film. Yet, despite having a no-name cast and every reason to believe it would stink, the film was very good and deserves to be seen. Robert Bray (who?!) plays Hammer--and plays him directly--without being handsome or bigger than life. This Mike Hammer was very human and very believable.

The film begins with an exhausted Mike coming into a greasy spoon for a bite. There he meets a young lady who had dreams of making it big in Hollywood but who is forced to survive through prostitution. Despite this hard life, Mike feels sorry for her and after a brief talk, gives her money to take a train back home to her family in the Midwest. Later, he learns that she's dead--the supposed victim of a hit and run. Hammer knows better--and spends the rest of the film tracking down her killers. Oddly, this case turns out to be related to an old jewel robbery. How can they be connected and how can Mike avoid getting his brains beaten out....yet again.

As I said above, this film is pretty good despite the budget. The story is excellent and the entire production works well because it seems pretty realistic and tough. A very good but relatively forgotten example of film noir that's worth seeing.

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