World for Ransom
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This film is an unofficial extension of the popular 1950s TV series China Smith. Dan Duryea plays a mercenary adventurer who gets mixed up in a scheme to kidnap a nuclear scientist. Actually it isn't the whole world that's held for ransom -- only the city of Singapore.

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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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