A rather dull by the numbers noir, with the leads not having much to work with. Mitchum and Bendix are noir staples, but seem to be playing caricatures of other more developed characters from better films they were in. Greer seems at times bored and often agitated, possibly fearing career suicide since Mitchum had just served time for a pot bust, which was taboo for the day. 2.5 stars, as the twist ending was ok
Plays like the lightweight step-sister to Out of the Past. lacks the apprehensiveness that lurks at every turn of Out of the Past, but it never really tries to match such foreboding. This is more of a comedy-noir (if such a category exists), with the twists, turns and double-crosses of the best noirs being done almost tongue-in-cheek and with a sly grin.
Completely nonsensical but a hell of a good time. Sharp, screwball dialogue and Hughes' signature combo of broads, brawls & booze. Good to see Mitch and Greer re-united. Delightful work from Ramon Navarro. A nice, scenic tour of post-war Mexico with less racism than you'd imagine.