Nick Ferraro, deported crime boss, needs to re-enter the USA. His plan involves "honest" gambler Dan Milner, who's subjected to a series of "misfortunes," then bribed to take a trip to Mexico. En route, Dan meets chanteuse Lenore Brent, truly his kind of woman. But on arrival at posh Morros Lodge in Baja California, Dan finds the ostensibly rich, carefree guests all playing roles...except, possibly, ham actor Mark Cardigan. What does Ferraro want with him? Can he trust anyone?
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They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!
Did You Know?
In later interviews, Robert Mitchum
admitted that much of the script was made up as they went along. See more
When Milner bumps into Cardigan on the stairs, one of the bullets on Cardigan's hunting vest has slipped almost all the way through the holder. In the next shot, all of the bullets are in place and evenly aligned. See more
I'm out of my mind to ask her... She hates everything I do.
She likes you.
Yeh, I know, that's what I don't understand.
If she liked me, man, I wouldn't try to understand.
Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
Sung by Tim Holt See more