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A mysterious fellow (Preston Foster) contacts a trio of criminals (Jack Elam, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef) to help with a bank heist. The four wear masks and remain strangers to each other, planning to reunite in Mexico to divvy up the loot. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), the man they framed to take the heat, gets his charges dropped, and the police offer him a reward if he can help recover the cash. He agrees, and when one of the thieves meets his end, Rolfe assumes his identity to catch the crooks.

Release Date

Nov 11, 1952

Running Time

99 minutes

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John Payne

John Payne

Coleen Gray

Coleen Gray


Director Phil Karlson

Screenplay George Bruce, Harry Essex

Producer Edward Small

Cinematography George E. Diskant

Editing Buddy Small

Music Paul Sawtell

Distributor United Artists

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