Customs agents are looking for information about Pete Ritchie, who is involved in smuggling drugs into the US. Police officer Madeleine Haley goes undercover in order to gain Ritchie's confidence, and before long she meets him through one of his associates. As she is talking with Ritchie, Johnny Macklin and one of his men burst in, and they provoke a violent confrontation. From then on, Haley is in constant danger as she attempts to figure out everything that is happening in the smuggling operation.
Two Undercover Agents Unwittingly Stalk the Same Target.
Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 8, 1951, with Claire Trevor
and Fred MacMurray
reprising their film roles. See more
At the end of the film there is a general mêlée and a fight between Macklin and Gumbin takes place behind and below the bar. The police fire a smoke grenade into the room and as Macklin rises from behind the bar there is blood seeping from his lower left lip. As he collapses on the floor the police and Madeleine Haley rush in. She embraces and kisses Macklin him but the trace of blood has disappeared from his face. See more
[discussing Madeleine, who is trying to convince her boss she's capable of going undercover to nail Pete Ritchie
It'll never work. Ritchie goes for cheap, tawdry dames.
The badly edited version, released by Viking Entertainment/Burbank Video is missing the scene when the heroes discover they are both cops! See more