Newly arrived in New York, a young Puerto Rican man is arrested for robbery and assault. He claims to have been with two women at the time of the theft, but one won't identify him and the other can't be found.

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Gloria Marlowe ...
Anita
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Juan
Dario Barrie ...
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Maria
Mary Michael ...
Mrs. O'Connell
Martin Andrews ...
Harry Bell
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Newly arrived in New York, a young Puerto Rican man is arrested for robbery and assault. He claims to have been with two women at the time of the theft, but one won't identify him and the other can't be found.

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19 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Casey Jones: We're still trying to find evidence that may support your alibi.
Juan Ortega: I told you! I met with a girl named Maria Treztesa.
Casey Jones: I know you told me you met the most beautiful girl in the world and she was going to be married on Sunday.
Juan Ortega: You don't believe me, do you?
Casey Jones: I believe you, Juan. I'm just not so sure about Maria Treztesa.
Juan Ortega: What do you mean?
Casey Jones: Well, maybe she was giving you a line about where she lived, her name, even about getting married on Sunday.
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Maria I've just met a girl named Maria
26 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Just off a plane from Puerto Rico alone and friendless Juan Ortaga, Thomas Millan, is introduced to pretty Maria Tristeza, Marlina Colon, by her friend Anita Fernandez, Gloria Marlove, at a dance in the lower East Side of Manhattan. To Juan's disappointment the lovely and saintly looking Maria tells him she's to get married the very next day which puts a sudden end or damper to him trying to hit in on her. It's only later that Maria becomes a major part in Juan's life as a witness that will get him off a both robbery and murder rape charge of local candy store owner Mrs. O'Connel, Mary Michael, who he's been arrested for the crime.

It's Antia who's been keeping the police from finding Maria in her fear that it was her husband the just released from prison Raul, Dario Berrie, who actually committed the crime that Juan has been arrested and in-prisoned for. With police woman Casey Jones, Beverly Garland, put on the case she feels that Juan is telling the truth but can't help him without any evidence that he was at the dance hall at the time that the crime was committed. The only person who can is the mysterious Maria who's nowhere to be found. That's when on a hunch Casey Jones decides to check out the Saint Anthony Church in the neighborhood that Juan claimed he, as well as Maria, heard its bells chime at midnight at the precise moment 12 midnight that the crime that he's accused of happened!

***SPOILERS*** As things turned out Casey Jone's hunch paid off not only in proving Juan's innocence but having Mrs. O'Connel's killer reveal himself by making a break for it when the truth and evidence pointed against him. It was Marie who's testimony saved Juans neck that in the end brought back his faith in his fellow man or in Marie's case woman that he somehow lost in how he was being treated by the police and everyone else for a crime that he didn't commit!


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