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Laurence Gerald (Dick Powell), a wartime pilot is determined to track down and kill Vichy official Marcel Jarnac (Luther Adler), who was responsible for the death of his wife. Uncertain even as to what Jarnac looks like (marrying him by proxy to escape France, his own wife has never seen him), Gerald tracks Jarnac to Buenos Aires. There he hooks up with Incza (Walter Slezak), an unreliable informant who is mixed up with Jarnac and some anti-fascist political groups. As the film races to a violent, interesting conclusion, Dick Powell does his best work as a tough guy, adept enough to save his… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...basically, we have a revenge plot, with a reckless, impetuous man willing to go to any lengths to find the man he's after."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A humorless, no-nonsense revenge thriller directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Adrian Scott."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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