American gambler Nick Cain arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni. He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives from the management of the casino until he finds he has been framed on a charge of murdering a U.S. Treasury Agent. He escapes with Kay Wonderly and they flee to a deserted village where he leaves Kay to hide out. Nick gets aid from a mysterious character named Massine, whom he suspects of trying to collect the reward offered on his capture. Nick discovers that the men responsible for the agent's death are members of an international counterfeiting ring, using the casino to pass the bogus money.
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The original novel by James Hadley Chase is set in and around Las Vegas. The plot was moved to Europe when the British company Romulus got involved in producing it. The making of the film began before the end of 1949, but it was not released until 1951. See more
Written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez See more