Two American-army officers are working on a new type of machine-gun for anti-aircraft warfare, when one of them is murdered. The other vows to get the spies that are after the invention and avenge his friend's death.
Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »
A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.
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There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak... See full summary »
The absence of stagecoaches and covered wagons didn't keep director Joseph H. "Wagon Wheel" Lewis from employing his usual camera set-ups of shooting scenes from behind and through various props and fixtures, and the inclusion of a polo game enabled him to get his usual "hitching post" shot, in addition to shooting over and through automobile hood ornaments, champagne bottles, balloons and mirror reflections. The source that dubbed this one in the "musical" genre obviously never saw the film, as there are no songs and only a rinky-dink piece of music used at the Officer's Club dance. This one is about a gang of independent spies after a cigar-shaped device that guarantees accuracy on artillery and large weapons. The spies are headed by Paul Douglas, Jean Bruce and Frank Denton, while Captain Todd Hayden is the protector of the device, and in love with the Colonel's daughter, Elaine Burdette. Most of the action is placed at the Presido in Montery and most of it revolves around the ...Written by
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Part of the original Shock Theatre package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »
In the final scene, as the camera slowly zooms in on the characters through the flames of the fireplace, you can clearly hear someone say "action" immediately before William Hall delivers his first line. See more »
This is now a very obscure film which is only somewhat interesting. It is meant to be a spy story with a little polo thrown in. The spy intrigue angle is only made somewhat interesting and the polo is hard to watch with such an old grainy film. The acting is generally poor, William Hall has kind of a creepy toothy smile that makes him look silly in this role. The studio was just trying Hall out as a leading man and apparently he failed because he was relegated to minor roles for the most part after this film. Some of the supporting actors are quite good, though, and Jane Wyman comes across quite well in a small role with no real dialog to work with. The original story by F.V.W. Mason is quite a bit more interesting than this watchable but not particularly recommended film.
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