World for Ransom
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World for Ransom is an unofficial extension of the popular 1950s TV series China Smith. Most of the Smith personnel, including star Dan Duryea, director Robert Aldrich and cinematographer Joseph Biroc, are on hand for this inexpensive but well-mounted melodrama. Duryea plays a mercenary adventurer who gets mixed up in a scheme by foreign spies (who wear baggy suits and speak with Slavic accents) to kidnap a nuclear scientist. Actually it isn't the whole world that's held for ransom--only the city of Singapore, which the spies threaten with nuclear annihilation. World for Ransom star… More

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"Nervy burlesque of Hustonian exotic thrillers"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Fascinating early Aldrich, visually creative."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A marvelously understated film noir that parodies all those big-budget spy/adventure films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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