Laconic film noir melodrama suffers from an overlong, muddled plot and some major tonal shifts. Elements of violent crime thriller, romantic melodrama, and offbeat comedy are strong independently, but mix uneasily. What pulls it through is the cast - Mitchum with his unique brand of cool and Price at his hammy best - spouting some razor-sharp dialogue in stylishly-shot exotic locales.
Commencé par John Farrow, puis achevé par Richard Fleischer, avec aussi aux commandes Howard Hughes, un film plutôt confus, mais non dénué d'intérêt, qui se regarde nonchalamment, à défaut d'un peu mieux...
Great little film that really has no business working. The plot is unbelievable at times and it almost feels like they took two crap scripts and cobbled this one out of them. It succeeds on Mitchum's trademark non-chalant cool and Price's hamminess. It also helps to have eye candy look Russell walking around showing off her race course like curves. Cool and def unique noir here.