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Yvonne De Carlo,
A mysterious rash of cargo ship sinkings in Panama leads insurers Llewellyns of London to hire vacationer Nick Carter and his eccentric associate Bartholomew to investigate. Nick recognizes influential nightclub owner Al Taurez as a shady operator, but getting the goods on him depends on slick diversions involving the heavyweight champ of the Pacific Tuna Fleet, a Panamanian bombshell armed with American slang, a young couple in love and a whole raft of crooks and cutthroats.Written by
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The second of three Nick Carter movies (all are middling and forgettable) again directed by the talented B-Movie auteur. This series is an MGM production and includes many talented character actors and all three films have a "going to war" prelude plot.
The velvet voiced, skirt chasing screen adaptation of the Pulp Detective is so whimsical and heavily propagandized that it serves its heavy message with a lot of sugar and very little else. It is all done in a professional A-Studio way and has a minimum of entertainment value and a maximum of hokum. This was also the most studio-bound of the three with every scene obviously on the back-lot.
There are three recurring themes in these justly forgotten relics. Carter's lechery, sidekick, and his fight against the impending American involvement in WWII. It does have an attraction as to the movie machine and its value at shaping public opinion, as an icon of 1939-40 silly sensibilities and what was accepted as good family fun with a not so subtle message of Nationalism.
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