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Army officer Duke Halliday (Robert Mitchum) is headed to Mexico to track down a con artist named Jim Fiske (Patric Knowles). Along the way, he meets the beautiful Joan Graham (Jane Greer), who, like Halliday, was double-crossed by the shifty Fiske for a large sum of money. Complicating their search is Vincent Blake (William Bendix), a military man out to get Halliday, and Ortega (Ramon Novarro), a police inspector who is patiently waiting to see how the various conflicts play out.

Release Date

July 1, 1949

Running Time

71 minutes

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Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum

Jane Greer

Jane Greer

William Bendix

William Bendix


Director Don Siegel

Screenplay Gerald Drayson Adams, Daniel Mainwaring, Geoffrey Homes

Producer Jack J. Gross

Cinematography Harry J. Wild

Editing Samuel E. Beetley

Music Leigh Harline

Distributor RKO Pictures

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