Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

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Roy Rowland

Writers:

Mickey Spillane (screenplay), Robert Fellows (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Spillane ... Mike Hammer
Shirley Eaton ... Laura Knapp
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... Police Captain Pat Chambers
Guy Kingsley Poynter Guy Kingsley Poynter ... Dr. Larry Snyder
James Dyrenforth ... Bayliss Henry
Charles Farrell ... Joe Grissi
Kim Tracy Kim Tracy ... Nurse
Hy Gardner Hy Gardner ... Hy Gardner - the Columnist
Lloyd Nolan ... Federal Agent Arthur Rickerby
Benny Lee Benny Lee ... Nat Drutman
Murray Kash Murray Kash ... Richie Cole
Bill Nagy ... Georgie
Clive Endersby ... Duck-Duck
Ricardo Montez ... Skinny Guy (as Richard Montez)
Larry Cross ... Red Markham
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Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

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Trapped in the quicksand of love...Caught up in a nightmare of murder and intrigue!


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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It was originally announced that this would be filmed in Dublin. See more »

Goofs

As Mike Hammer drives to Laura Knapp's house his car changes from a 1962 Ford 500 to a 1956 Ford Thunderbird. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mike Hammer: So long, babe.
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Connections

Follows I, the Jury (1953) See more »

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Mickey Spillane No Actor
24 January 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed everything that Mickey Spillane wrote and enjoyed this film, but Mickey just did not fit into the role as Mike Hammer, he should have stayed at home by the typewriter. Even Hy Gardner, a famous, NYC newspaper reporter and Radio personality added greatly to this film with his assistance to Mike Hammer. Lloyd Nolan,(Federal Agent Arthur Rickerby), "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" gave a nice supporting role, who was a great Classic Actor in his early career in Hollywood. The real hot sexy number in this picture was Shirley Eaton,(Laura Knapp),"Goldfinger", who did everything she could to tease and please Mike Hammer in hot bathing attire by the pool and in the bedroom. By the way, Shirley Eaton was the girl painted in Gold Paint during the filming of "Goldfinger". Great classic black and white film you will not want to miss.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Hunters See more »

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Fellane See more »
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Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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