Pete Ritchie (Raymond Burr) runs a narcotics smuggling operation to the USA from Mexico, which the Los Angeles Police Department and the US federal government have unsuccessfully tried to stop. Because of Ritchie's careful operating procedures, US authorities haven't even been able to find out the identities of his sources or customers and are desperate for a breakthrough. As a last resort, Madeleine Haley (Claire Trevor), an LAPD officer and former OSS operative, is sent undercover to Mexico to charm her way into Ritchie's confidence.
|director||William A. Seiter|
|keywords||federal agent federal government id kidnap los angeles los angeles police department narcotic office of strategic services os police department smuggle|
|musicBy||Hans J. Salter|
|producer||Milton H. Bren|
|productionCompany||and William A. Seiter Productions Milton H. Bren|
|theme||noir romantic drama|