In World War II France, American soldier Michael Blake captures, then loses Nazi-collaborator art thief Paul Rona, who leaves behind a gem studded gauntlet (a stolen religious relic). Years later, financial reverses lead Mike to return in search of the object. In Paris, he must dodge mysterious followers and a corpse that's hard to explain; so he and attractive tour guide Christine decamp on a cross-country pursuit that becomes love on the run...then takes yet another turn.Written by
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The story opens with a priest finding a gauntlet and a dead soldier, and he is glad to see that "the famous green glove" has returned.... the rest of the story is the flashback where we see the events leading up to this. Glenn Ford is Mike Blake, American, post war. He makes pals with local french girl "Chris" in Paris, who is a tour guide (Geraldine Brooks). They are questioned by the gendarme when a dead man shows up in Mike's room. Sound quality is TERRIBLE, and the picture quality is just OK, and this was probably made from a public domain copy. Lots of running about, adventures, train rides. People who claim not to speak English, but react violently when they eavesdrop. Traipsing around castles. It's okay.... the story is kind of over the river and through the woods. Dramatic musical score. The acting is fine.... just that the story kind of drags. Turner shows this one about once a year. rare find for Glenn Ford fans. This one, sometimes called "the white road" is also part of the four-pack of Mystery Classics from TreeLine Films, 2004.
Written by Charles Bennett, who worked with Hitchcock on TONS of stuff. was even nominated for an Oscar for Foreign Correspondent. Directed by Rudolph Mate; HE was nominated for FIVE Oscars in the 1940s. didn't win.
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