There is money missing from a bank job, an attractive model, an insurance investigator, and two extremely dangerous thugs. James Vanning (Aldo Ray) portrays an innocent man on the run, being pursued by the criminals who stupidly misplaced their take from the crime and think he has it or knows where it is hidden. Add model Marie Gardner (Anne Bancroft) who crossed paths with nice guy Vanning, while he is on the run. This all adds up to a thriller wherein the viewer is drawn into the story and becomes part of the drama. When Marie says "things that really happen are difficult to explain" it captures the theme of this film. A nice girl helps a nice guy, who is innocent and is drawn into the drama. As tension mounts she says: "I am always meeting the wrong man, and it leads to doomed relationships." Marie inadvertently leads Vanning into the hands of the villains. However, she is a pseudo-femme fatale, innocently involved in the intrigue and, like the viewer, is gradually drawn into the ...
On a night made for lovers... and killers.
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Did You Know?
As they approach Moose, Wyoming (a real-life town), the bus drivers says the (unidentified) highest peak is 13,766 feet tall. He is probably referring to Grand Teton, which is now stated to be 13,776 feet tall and in the immediate vicinity of Moose. The incorrect height may either be a script error or just a subsequent revision to Grand Teton's height as mountain peak elevations get revised from time to time. The highest peak in Wyoming is Gannett Peak at 13,810 feet, and is not near Moose, Wyoming. See more
When Ben is surveilling Vanning's apartment at 4 a.m., there are sheer curtains on the windows as seen from outside and inside the apartment. However, in the shot through the binoculars, the curtains have disappeared. See more
Yesterday, my biggest problem was how I was going to break a date with a fellow I know for tonight. Of course I could call him up and tell him I can't make it. I'm on my way to Wyoming in a pair of field boots, with a man that's wanted for murder.
If I left you here, they'd find you in no time.
Even if they didn't, I'd still want to go with you.
You're the most wanted man I know.
Remake of Sure As Fate: Nightfall
Music by Peter De Rose
and Charles H. Cuppett (as Charles Harold)
Lyrics by Sam Lewis
(as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Al Hibbler See more