World For Ransom (1954)

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The protagonist is a fatigued shamus Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea) sneering at the remaining curlicues of classical bravery. His colleague in decaying gallantry is Julian March (Patrick Knowles) waist-deep in the kidnapping of a nuclear scientist (Arthur Shields). His beloved Frenessey March (Marian Carr) dons Dietrich’s top hat and tux and, soft-voiced in a diaphanous gown, is in no mood to be anyone’s idea of feminine purity.

Power plays amid expatriates and colonizers, palpable heat and fog. Old faces, modern anxieties, officious villainy by Gene Lockhart, Reginald Denny and Nigel Bruce, the noir seeker as a seedy scarecrow facing his foes with a grenade in each fist. The death of heroism and the rise of amoral free-fire zones, blithely observed by director Robert Aldrich as he steps into his own Hollywood no-man’s-land. With Douglass Dumbrille and Keye Luke. In black and white.


Dan Duryea as Mike Callahan aka Corrigan
Patrick Knowles as Julian March
Marian Carr as Frenessey March
Gene Lockhart as Alexis Pederas
Reginald Denny as Major Ian Bone
Nigel Bruce as Governor Sir Charles Crotts
Douglas Dumbrille as Inspector McCollum
Keye Luke as Wong
Arthur Shields as O'Connor
Strother Martin as Corporal
Lou Nova as Guzik

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