John J. Diggs appears to be a derelict, scrounging from tourists in a Mexican town. But Margo Haley thinks there's more to him than that.

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Himself - Host / John J. Diggs
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Margo Haley
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Joe Bronik
True Ellison ...
Pam
Laurie Mitchell ...
Blonde
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Jack
Anthony D. Call ...
Eddie
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Winston Gillespie
Alejandro Rey ...
Ramon
Roberto Contreras ...
Reyes
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ...
Gold Tooth (as Jose Gonzales Gonzales)
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Choto
Richard Boyer ...
Bartender (as G. Richard Boyer)
Harold Fong ...
Cook (as Harold G. Fong)
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John J. Diggs appears to be a derelict, scrounging from tourists in a Mexican town. But Margo Haley thinks there's more to him than that.

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Comedy | Drama

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17 October 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Henry Darrow and Roberto Contreras, two future regulars in the series 'The High Chparral',appear here in small roles. See more »

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Call me Mr Diggs

This story takes place near the Mexican border, where Dick Powell plays a sort of private eye in charge by a wealthy man to keep an eye on his son. In that purpose, he impersonates a bartender, so that he can approach the young man in question. Don't expect a brutal noir routine but instead a light drama, and not really a comedy either. Good atmosphere, good dialogues and acting too to fill a rather flat story. Flat but not totally uninteresting, and I would say rather unusual, Actually the wealthy man's son is involved in a large car stealing and heroine traffic business from which our lead will be in charge to take him off. That's only near the very end that it becomes a crime scheme. Look out for the reason why Powell's character did all this for the boy. That's absolutely touching.

Well, a good piece of work from Ralph Nelson.


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