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Macao

Macao pairs Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum; contains the cliche elements of adventure, romance and intrigue; and is set in the mysterious Orient.

With:
Robert Mitchum Jane Russell William Bendix Thomas Gomez Gloria Grahame Brad Dexter

Macao pairs Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum; contains the cliche elements of adventure, romance and intrigue; and is set in the mysterious Orient.

Story [by Bob Williams] is set in the Portuguese colony south of Hong Kong. It opens with the arrival of three Americans # Russell, a cynical, wise-cracking chirper; Mitchum, an ex-GI running away from a minor shooting scrape; and William Bendix, disguised as a salesman but in reality a New York detective entrusted with the job of bringing back to the States Brad Dexter, local gambling kingpin.

Dexter engages Russell to sing at his club and makes a play for her, to the displeasure of his girl friend (Gloria Grahame). Believing Mitchum to be the New York cop, Dexter fails in an attempt to bribe him to leave the island and resorts to more drastic means.

Macao

Production: RKO. Director Josef von Sternberg, [Nicholas Ray]; Producer Alex Gottlieb; Screenplay Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Stanley Rubin; Camera Harry J. Wild; Editor Samuel E. Beetley, Robert Golden; Music Anthony Collins; Art Director Albert S. D'Agostino, Ralph Berger

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1952. Running time: 81 MIN.

With: Robert Mitchum Jane Russell William Bendix Thomas Gomez Gloria Grahame Brad Dexter

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